‘We need to press hard from the start’ UP Yoddha Head Coach Jasveer Singh, ahead of the Gujarat Clash
Bengaluru, 28th December, 2021: One nail-biting win and two narrow losses after a spirited performance has denied UP Yoddha – the GMR Group owned franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, a better rank on the points tally as they would have hoped for, but head coach Jasveer Singh is confident about the possibilities and is leaving no stone unturned to address the teams lingering issues to getting off with a slow start. UP Yoddha, currently placed 7th in the points tally, will face the 6th placed Gujarat Fortune Giants in their fourth game of the 8th PKL on 29th December, 2021. The giants will be taking the mat after a two-day break and will be well rested while the Yoddha’s will be back on the mat after just a day’s break and will look forward to consolidate their position on the points table. The game is expected to be a high voltage one, given both the teams will be on the fray to earn their second win in the tournament so far.
UP Yoddha, put up a spirited display in a close encounter against Jaipur Pink Panthers but narrowly missed out losing the game 29-32.
Ahead of the match, Jasveer Singh, Head Coach, UP Yoddha said, “We have had really close games so far and I am happy with both our defenders and raiders, but I also realise that we cannot leave the game till the final moments and that’s we will have to address in the season ahead. As a team we need to press hard right from the start and I am confident that we will be able to do so from our next game.”
UP Yoddha’s performance against the giants statistically isn’t the best, but what definitely comes to their advantage is the fact that the last time they locked horns with Gujarat Fortune Giants, the Yoddha’s dominated the game with a comfortable 33-26 win.
The game is expected to be action packed and full of excitement as UP Yoddha and Gujarat Giants stand at number 7 and 6 in a points table, respectively. Meanwhile, both the teams will be in a search hunt operation for their 2nd win of the ongoing PKL season. The match will be broadcasted LIVE on StarSports Network & Hotstar tomorrow, 8:30 PM (IST) onwards.
UP Yoddha have ABP News as their lead sponsor, while Iodex, Socios.com & Encalm Lounge have joined hands as principal sponsors. Adding to that, Amaze Inverters & Lifelong have come on board as associate sponsors.