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Pro Kabaddi: Telugu Titans coach confirms Deepak Hudda will remain captain indefinitely

Aditya Sharma
28 Jul 2015, 22:49 IST
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Deepak Nivas Hudda in action against Bengaluru Bulls

Telugu Titans won their 4th match of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi against the defending champion Jaipur Pink Panthers. After losing the match narrowly, by just 1 point against U Mumba, the Titans handed the captaincy over to 21-year-old Deepak Nivas Hudda to decrease star raider Rahul Chaudhari’s responsibilities.

The team coach Srinivas Reddy spoke to SportsKeeda over the phone after the game and explained the reason behind this decision of switching the captain. He even talked about the team’s performance so far; The Titans have won 4 out of 5 matches they have played so far.

Coach Srinivas expressed satisfaction with the way his team played against U Mumba and pointed the finger at the umpire for poor decisions in their 26-27 defeat.

“We played very good game against U Mumba, but the umpire decision went wrong and we lost the game. Ultimately, our team is very good and we have very good bench strength. We will continue our (good) performances throughout the tournament.” Srinivas said.

He explained the importance of captaincy in kabaddi and confirmed that until the team is performing well, Deepak Nivas Hudda will remain as the captain of the team in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.

“Captaincy in kabaddi depends on the person – There are players who can handle the responsibility easily or some who took unnecessary pressure of captaincy; Because of that, the individual’s performance gets affected,” he shared his expert advice.

“The problem with Rahul was that he was not able to perform with that responsibility. That’s why we decided to change the captain and the decision worked and he performed (Rahul scored 11 points against Jaipur Pink Panthers). Deepak Hudda will lead us in the rest of the tournament,” he signed off.

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