Ahmedabad Defenders' Angamuthu also shares his thoughts about his team's next match.
The Kolkata Thunderbolts and Ahmedabad Defenders are set to take on each other on Saturday as the race to the semi-finals stage heats up in the RuPay Prime Volleyball League at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Speaking ahead of their game against the Defenders, who are at the third place in the standings, Kolkata’s Rahul K said, “When Ashwal (Rai) got injured just before our previous match, the team was affected and felt low going into the game against Hyderabad Black Hawks. However, we will try to improve ourselves and play a good game against Ahmedabad Defenders. Angamuthu (Universal) and the Libero player Prabakaran P has been playing very well for Ahmedabad. We’ll set our strategies for them.”
The Attacker also added that he will look to be more vocal in the upcoming games. He added, “It’s been great to contribute to the team. However, I have to improve on my first passes and also be vocal during the game. Everyone in the team has told me that I have been getting points, but I have been scoring them quietly. Therefore, I’ll also try to cheer my teammates on while carrying out my game in our upcoming matches.”
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Speaking ahead of their game against the Thunderbolts, who are at the second place in the standings, Ahmedabad’s Angamuthu said, “All the departments have been contributing to the team’s success this season. However, our game wasn’t up to the mark yesterday (against Bengaluru Torpedoes) as compared to our first three matches. We are looking to develop our blocking skills before our game against Kolkata Thunderbolts. We are still playing well as a team. We need to regain the momentum and come back stronger in the next match.”
Angamuthu added that he’s looking to improve his own game as well, saying, “I’ve been very happy to perform for my team in this tournament, however, I wasn’t satisfied with my performance in our last match since we lost the game. I am looking to improve my game and provide more support to the team in the upcoming matches.”
The Kolkata Thunderbolts will take on Ahmedabad Defenders at 18:50 hrs on Saturday. Watch the RuPay Prime Volleyball League powered by A23, LIVE and Exclusive on SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2 (Malayalam), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) and SONY TEN 4 (Tamil and Telugu).