Fazel Atrachali’s empty raid was greeted with a roar by the U Mumba fans as the captain ran down the clock and took his team to a rousing 39-36 win over UP Yoddha in their ProKabaddi League match at the Balewadi indoor stadium on Wednesday. The Iranian’s guidance brought out the best in fellow defender Surinder Singh and raider Abhishek Singh in a thrilling fightback.
Three ‘All-outs’, many ‘Super-tackles’, one ‘Super-raid’ amidst frayed tempers and flying leaps resulted in an exciting contest. Yoddha was in charge before the defenders cracked under pressure. Three defenders went out in an attempt to stop Abhishek (11 points). Surinder’s bold tackles as right cover earned him six points.
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A big roar
The decibel levels rose when the second half started with U Mumba one…