Bengal Warriors defeated Telugu Titans 30-25 to remain unbeaten in this season so far. Bengal Warriors were represented in the post-match press conference by coach Jagdish Kumble, captain PO Surjeet Singh and the day’s leading raider Maninder Singh. Representing Telugu Titans were coach K Jag Mohan and captain Vishal Bhardwaj.
Q: Jang Kun Lee didn’t raid much today. Any reason?
Jagdish Kumble: Maninder Singh is our lead raider. He performed very well today, so we didn’t need to use our backup raiders much. Jang Kun Lee has a good record against Telugu Titans but because of Maninder’s performance, we didn’t need to use him.
Q: Your team kept the Telugu Titans offence in check. What were your strategies for the game today?
Surjeet Singh: Initially coach told us to play as per our strategy and we kept Rahul Chaudhari in check as per the strategy. Towards the end of the game, he asked us to play freely and enjoy ourselves.
Q: What happened towards the end of the game?
K Jag Mohan: The last two raids were deciding raids and we weren’t able to do well in either so we lost.
Q: This is seen as the best defensive match of the league so far. Did you expect it to go this way?
K Jag Mohan: We know Bengal Warriors have a strong defence and, with our defensive strength, we knew that it was going to be a tight, low-scoring game. We planned for a defensive game and did well in the first half but made a couple errors in the second half which sent our plans awry.