Bulls ready to delight home fans

Bengaluru, which rode on Surjeet Narwal's exploits to record a facile victory over Dabang Delhi in its opening fixture, takes on Patna Pirates, who are a competent unit despite lacking star power.

Surjeet Narwal (right) will be crucial for Bengaluru Bulls in their home leg. (File photo)   -  Sandeep Saxena

A confident Bengaluru Bulls will look to enthral its fans, with the home leg of the Pro Kabaddi League commencing here on Wednesday.

Bengaluru, which rode on Surjeet Narwal's exploits to record a facile victory over Dabang Delhi in its opening fixture, takes on Patna Pirates at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium.

Patna also emerged on top in its previous fixture, edging out Jaipur Pink Panthers 29-28. Though lacking in star power, Patna can be expected to combine well as a tight unit.

Bengaluru coach, Randhir Singh, is keen to put on a show. “We will give our very best to please the people of the city. The fans here are part of our family. The players are very excited,” he said.

Asked if Narwal holds the key to his team's success, Randhir replied: “For me, it is not about an individual. Surjeet alone is not enough to win the match for us; everyone has to contribute. But yes, I hope that Surjeet continues to do well.”

The second fixture of the day presents Dabang Delhi (two losses) and Puneri Paltan (one loss) with a chance to register a first win. With two accomplished raiders in Kashiling Adake and Wazir Singh, it cannot be long before Delhi gets into the groove.

The Pune franchise possesses its fair share of heavy artillery too, and will look to Ajay Thakur and Manjit Chillar to deliver the goods.

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