Bengaluru Bulls captain Manjeet Chhillar calls win over Puneri Paltan 'important'
The final game of the league stage of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi summed up the tournament so far as the Bengaluru Bulls ran away with the win by just a single point against the Puneri Paltan. The Bulls had rested several first teamers allowing some of their fringe players to get some action before the semi-final, but that didn’t affect their desire to win as they continued their winning run from Bengaluru, going into the semi-final.
The Bengaluru Bulls captain who decided against resting himself despite having recently suffered from typhoid played a big part in keeping his relatively inexperienced side together against a Puneri Paltan side that were brilliantly backed by the home support. But, the Bengaluru Bulls captain was enjoying himself on the pitch as his side claimed a narrow win.
“Yes, all of us were enjoying the game today as we knew the result is not going to affect us. We gave a chance to some of our fringe players who have been with us throughout the season and helped us tremendously off the pitch. So I am glad they got a chance to play,” said the Bengaluru Bulls skipper Manjeet Chhillar.
“It was a good preparation for the semi-final”
Irrespective of the fact that his side didn’t need to win, Manjeet believed it was very important to keep winning before the semi-final and he was glad the Bulls were able to do that.
“We wanted to win because it’s always a good feeling. Before the semi-final it’s important to have that feeling and feel good about ourselves and I’m happy we beat Puneri Paltan on their home ground and as you saw it wasn’t easy with the fans behind them, so I feel this was a good preparation for the semi-final,” Manjeet Chhillar added.
Looking ahead to the clash against the Telugu Titans, Manjeet Chhillar stated it was important that some of their main players got the much-needed rest and hopes to seeing them return all guns blazing.
“Some of our players needed some rest after they were playing constantly. So it’s good that they got it and I’m sure they will return fresh and sharp when we need them the most,” Manjeet Chhillar concluded.
The Bengaluru Bulls now go to Mumbai to take on the Telugu Titans in a South Indian derby semi-final on Friday, 21st August 2015.