Hodage fashion and Jang-Kun Lee Bengal Warriors win over Telugu Titans
Bajirao Hodage and South Korean Jang Kun Lee gave a magnificent display to lead Bengal Warriors to a remarkable triumph over Telugu Titans in the Season 3 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. After two losses earlier this was the first triumph of the victor. The win takes them to 32 points in 27 matches to hold the 2nd place in the table.
He acquired a spectacular start getting rival skipper Nilesh Shinde in the initial raid. His failures then as Bajirao Hodage singled him out for special treatment hurt his side a whole lot. This resulted in Bajirao scoring eight points and keeping out Rahul Chaudhari for close to 30 minutes. Matching Bajirao Hodage was rival skipper Dharamaraj Cheralathan with two great tackles.
Shrikant Jadhav and Jang-Kun Lee raided nicely for the victor and so did Sukesh Hegde for the losing team. The way of Bengal Warriors gradually turned after the winners trapped Sukesh Hegde and Rahul Chaudhari in consecutive raids and then Shrikant Jadhav and Mahesh Goud got raiding points to hasten the first of the two all -outs the Telugu Titans endured. The first was in the 15th minute and the third in the 38th minute with all the score reading 31-25 leaving the straightforward task of clinging to it to the winners.
The 16-12 lead in the break was marginal, but the difference widened to 20-14 in only four minutes with Shrikant Jadhav scoring. With Sukesh Hegde and Rahul Chaudhari falling prey to the merciless Bajirao Hodage the team was in trouble. Bengal Warriors conceded as many three superb tackles to Dharamaraj Cheralathan (2) and Meraj Sheykh (1).
Very soon it became 25- both the trainers and 24 took timeouts to examine their strategy. But two great tackles by Bajirao Hodage and two points from Jang Kun Lee took the winners to safety. Rahul Chaudhari’s two points came in but a little too late in the game.