The Haryana Steelers face off against Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pro Kabaddi League season seven in Kolkata on Wednesday, 11 September 2019. The Steelers will be looking to ride on the momentum after winning five matches in a row. They defeated Dabang Delhi K.C. 47-25 in their previous match. Haryana’s young raider Vinay expressed that there’s a great understanding between the players in the team.
“The team’s confidence is high after winning five matches in a row. There’s a good understanding between all the players and the coach and captain keep guiding us on and off the mat. We are a confident unit, but we will never be overconfident. We will trust ourselves and execute our plans,” said the 20-year-old.
The Haryana Steelers went down 21-37 against Jaipur Pink Panthers in their third match of the season, however, Vinay said that the loss will not be playing on the minds of the players when the two teams face each other on Wednesday.
“The previous loss against Jaipur Pink Panthers won’t be on our minds. The team is set and is gelling well together. But we will certainly look to work on the mistakes we made in the match against Jaipur early on in the season,” said the raider.
The Steelers will have to be wary of Jaipur’s raiders led by the experienced Deepak Niwas Hooda. The Pink Panthers’ defence unit has one of the best corner players in Amit Hooda as well. However, Haryana’s Vinay said that the team will have their plans in place for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
“Jaipur’s corner combination is great. They have some good players, but we will have our plans in place for the Jaipur Pink Panthers,” said Vinay.