Fazel Atrachali's men execute plan to perfection against Siddharth Desai and Telugu Titans
Fazel Attrachali led U Mumba created an all round performance in the opening match of Pro Kabaddi 2019 to defeat the home team Telugu Titans 30-25. In the first match at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad, the Titans were tamed by the visitors in both raiding and defending. Abhishek Singh scored a Super 10 from 16 raids for the Mumbai based team to lead the raiding department from the front. U Mumba were in the front foot in the defense too with the Fazel and Sandeep Narwal scoring four tackle points each.
Telugu Titans were on the defense from the first minute of the game. Star raider and the costliest player at the PKL 2019 Auction, Siddharth Desai more of an disappointment in the match as he failed to win a single point in the first 33 minutes of the game. He was tackled by the U Mumba defense multiple times and spent most of his time on the bench.
U Mumba are sitting on the top of the Pro Kabaddi 2019 Points Table with five points. They will play their next match on 22nd July against Jaipur Pink Panthers, while Telugu Titans will play Tamil Thalaivas on 21st July.
Pressure of being most expensive player in PKL7 and playing at home definitely weighed on Siddharth Desai
Siddharth Desai had the best rookie year in the history of Pro Kabaddi League when he led UMumba in Raiding in last year's PKL. This year Siddharth is playing for Telugu Titans and in the first match if the season he is facing his old team and Captain Fazel Atrachali as UMumba take on Telugu Titans in the opener of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7.
Match Preview : All Tied Up between Telugu Titans and U Mumba
Here are the last 5 head to head stats for UMumba and Telugu Titans in Pro Kabaddi League.