Pro Kabaddi League: Having strong left & right raiders in the team is an advantage, says Kashiling Adake

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

If the opponent’s right defence is strong, we will raid on the left and vice versa

Pune: U Mumba has begun their Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 campaign on a decent note with a 1 loss and 1 win in the first two matches.

First, Puneri Paltan beat U Mumba, while in the second game, debutant Haryana Steelers gave them a scare before U Mumba managed to score one point victory.

Kashiling Adake, a seasoned campaigner from Maharashtra, played the anchor role in a victory for U Mumba scoring seven points. Adake was a part of Dabang Delhi for the first four seasons.

Playing for home
Coming back to the roots is always a great feeling - this team definitely feels homely. My friends and family wanted me to play for a Maharashtra team so joining U Mumba has been nothing short of a blessing. The people, the team, the coaching staff everything makes me feel welcome and at home,

Strong raiders
Having good raiders is a plus point. When a raider earns a point for the team, the covers play with a free mind and there’s less pressure on the defence, which helps them to perform better and take a few risks. Also, I am fortunate to belong to a side that boasts of strong raiders, something that always helps in gaining an upper hand over the other teams.

“Our team has some of the best raiders the sport has ever seen. While Shabeer and Nitin are both left raiders, Anup and I are right raiders, keeping all options covered.

“If the opponent’s right defence is strong, we will raid on the left and vice versa. I feel this combination of having strong left and right raiders in the team will be an advantage.”

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