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PKL 10: How Bengaluru Bulls are Performing and Where They are Going Wrong?

In season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League, the Bengaluru Bulls, the runners-up in season 2 and the champions in season 6, have gotten off to the worst possible start. With just 14 points and a score differential of -39, the team is in eighth place in the tournament after losing five of its first seven games. Their lone bright spot amid these defeats is that they have all been close losses, meaning they have managed to gain a point in four of those five losses.

The Bulls began their season with four straight losses against the Gujarat Giants, Bengal Warriors, Dabang Delhi, and the Haryana Steelers. After that, they managed to win two consecutive games against the U.P. Yoddhas and the Jaipur Pink Panthers. In their seventh match of the tournament, they faced a huge 25-point loss against the Puneri Paltan at their home stadium.

The Bengaluru Bulls' season-opening contest against the Gujarat Giants ended in a 34-31 loss for the team. All of the players gave their all during the game, and the team had a flawless performance as a whole, yet they were narrowly unsuccessful.


When the Bengaluru Bulls met the formidable Bengal Warriors in their league opener, they lost 32–30, a margin of defeat of just two points. The team's raiders gave their all in this game, but the defenders let them down, and the Bulls lost again. With six points, Bharat was the top raider once more, followed by Neeraj Narwhal with three raid points and two tackle points.

The Bulls faced the Dabang Delhi squad, who were also coming off a loss, in their third game. The Delhi players led the game from the start and didn't let up, as the Bengaluru Bulls were defeated by a score of seven points. Their fourth match was again a close loss, this time against the Haryana Steelers, where only Bharat, the lead raider, stepped up and scored 14 points.

After four losses, the Bengaluru team won two games, thanks to their raiders once again, who made sure that the team crossed the line this time around. They won by two points against the UP Yoddhas, where both Vikash Kandola and Bharat scored a super 10 each.

Their next victory was again by two points against the Jaipur Pink Panthers, where the raiders scored points as usual and Saurabh Nandal scored a sensational high-five. Their most recent match resulted in a shameful loss by 25 points against Puneri Paltan, where the Bulls could score only 18 points as a team. Rohit Kumar scored six tackle points and was the lone warrior.

With 56 raid points after seven games, Bharat leads the team in raiding and has proven his mettle in each one. With 17 tackle points, the seasoned defender Saurabh Nandal has proven to be the finest. The other players should also step up for the team, as the Bengaluru Bulls cannot afford more losses in this season of the Pro Kabaddi League.