Tamil Thalaivas coach Edacherry Bhaskaran after the team’s loss to Dabang Delhi K.C.

Dabang Delhi K.C. registered a thrilling 30-29 victory over Tamil Thalaivas to win their second match on the trot in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7. In an enticing affair, which went right down to the wire, Naveen Kumar emerged as the late hero for Dabang Delhi K.C. as they fought back in the final three minutes to secure the victory.

Tamil Thalaivas coach Edacherry Bhaskaran addressed the media during the post-match press conference. Here are the excerpts:

Thoughts on the match.

The match turned with three and a half minutes to go. We were in the lead and comfortable, but the (Naveen Kumar) raid which earned them three quick points changed the momentum. We were on par even after that, but we were unlucky at the end.

How will the loss impact the team?

This was only our second match of Season 7. There are a lot of matches left and we are not worried. Even today, we were in the lead for the majority of the match. I'm confident we will do well.

How will you approach the next match?

The team is playing well. We, unfortunately, slipped up today but the team, as a whole, is doing well. We played well today and so did Dabang Delhi K.C. Congratulations to them for the win.