"Our raiders were disturbed after seeing Fazel Atrachali on the ground" - Telugu Titans coach Jagadeesh Kumble after team's defeat to U Mumba

Fazel Atrachali scored a High 5 against Telugu Titans in Pro Kabaddi 2022 (Image: Instagram)
Fazel Atrachali scored a High 5 against Telugu Titans in Pro Kabaddi 2022 (Image: Instagram)

Telugu Titans coach Jagadeesh Kumble conceded that his raiders were under pressure after seeing Fazel Atrachali on the opposite side of the mat during their Pro Kabaddi 2022 match against U Mumba.

The Titans locked horns with the Mumbai-based franchise earlier tonight and lost 35-42. Fazel Atrachali returned to form with six tackle points in the match.

Speaking to reporters after the match against U Mumba, Telugu Titans coach Jagadeesh Kumble said:

"Our raiders were disturbed after seeing Fazel Atrachali on the ground. A player like Fazel always puts you under pressure. These are young raiders, we know that they are new players. They will only perform well when they do not take pressure. I have left them free and just told them to take care of Fazel's skills."

The Titans went in to raid 44 times against U Mumba during the match. However, their raiders returned successfully only 13 times. Fazel Atrachali was in top form as the U Mumba skipper executed six successful tackles against only three unsuccessful tackles.

Fazel Atrachali and Abhishek Singh demolished the Telugu Titans

While Fazel Atrachali stole the show in the defense, vice-captain Abhishek Singh backed up his skipper to perfection with a Super 10 in the raiding attack. Singh scored 14 touch points and a bonus point during the match against the Titans.

The duo of Singh and Atrachali ensured that the Mumbai-based franchise kicked off the second half of PKL 8 with a victory. Courtesy of this win, U Mumba have climbed to fifth place in the points table. They now have 36 points from 12 matches.

It will be interesting to see if U Mumba can remain in the Top 6 till the end of the league stage and cement a place in the playoffs.

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