The Pro Kabaddi League 2016 action now shifts to Bengaluru, following an action-packed Vizag leg. Bengaluru Bulls take on Patna Pirates in the first match on Wednesday at the Kanteerava Stadium in the Garden City.
The match has all the billings to turn out to be a cracking one. Bengaluru Bulls, last year's finalists, recorded a convincing 35-29 win against Dabang Delhi in the first day of the Pro Kabaddi League 2016. Patna Pirates too bagged a shock 29-28 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers, billed as one of the favourites to clinch the title this time around.
Both teams are on five points currently, and whoever wins the match gets to the second spot in the table.
The first win of Bengaluru Bulls this year saw a complete team performance. Everyone from Surjeet Narwal and Amit Rathi to Deepak Dahiya, the entire team performed to their best abilities to get the win over Dabang Delhi.
Bengaluru Bulls coach Randhir Singh is, however, willing to take one game at a time in the competition this season, and is urging his army to keep their feet on the ground. "I don't live on hopes. Beliefs and faith can be shattered," Press Trust of India quoted Singh as saying.
"What I want from them is that whatever I have taught them, they should give hundred per cent in the match. I don't mind if they lose after giving a fight," he added.
Patna Pirates meanwhile created some talking points after their narrow win two days back over Jaipur Pink Panthers, the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League champions. The likes of Sandeep Narwal, Pardeep Narwal, and Sunil Kumar gave some brave displays for their side on the day to register their first victory this season.
The Patna side stood fourth in the Pro Kabaddi last season.
Where to Watch Live:
The match between Bengaluru Bulls and Patna Pirates will begin at 8 pm IST (2:30 pm GMT) on Wednesday, 3 February.
Pro Kabaddi League 2016: Bengaluru Bulls vs Patna Pirates can be caught LIVE on the Star Sports Network.
Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK