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Volleyball

From Cricket Fan to Volleyball Star: Shubham Chaudhary’s Rise in the Prime Volleyball League
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From Cricket Fan to Volleyball Star: Shubham Chaudhary’s Rise in the Prime Volleyball League

Shubham Chaudhary, a late bloomer in the world of volleyball, is enjoying his moment in the spotlight with the Mumbai Meteors in the ongoing Prime Volleyball League (PVL) season. Interestingly, his love for sport started with cricket. He sports the jersey number 18, typically associated with cricket superstar Virat Kohli. However, Chaudhary states it's a mere coincidence. His true love lies in volleyball, a sport he embraced much later in life. From Low Points to High Soaring Last season with the Kochi Blue Spikers, Chaudhary only managed 46 points. This year, however, with the Mumbai Meteors, he's become a force to be reckoned with, amassing a whopping 134 points. He attributes this turnaround to a change in teams and a renewed focus on fitness. The pre-season camp's emphasis o...
Ibin Jose Vows Championship Charge in PVL 2024
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Ibin Jose Vows Championship Charge in PVL 2024

Ibin Jose, the Bengaluru Torpedoes' "super sub," is a key player driving the team's journey in the Prime Volleyball League (PVL) 2024. This article delves into Ibin's rise, his determination to propel the Torpedoes to victory, and the team's strategy for the eliminators. Deja Vu for Ibin Jose and the Torpedoes The Torpedoes are in a familiar situation. Just like last season, their qualification for the eliminators hinges on another team's result. However, Ibin Jose, a standout performer in the previous edition, is confident in the team's ability to overcome past disappointments. Last Year's Heroics and Lessons Learned Ibin's memory of their thrilling comeback victory against Calicut Heroes in 2023 is fresh. He emphasizes the importance of learning from last year's runner-u...
Calicut Heroes Survive Bengaluru Torpedoes’ Scare in Epic 5-Set PVL Thriller
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Calicut Heroes Survive Bengaluru Torpedoes’ Scare in Epic 5-Set PVL Thriller

The Calicut Heroes clawed their way back to the top of the Prime Volleyball League (PVL) Super 5 table after a heart-stopping five-set victory (18-16, 16-14, 8-16, 11-15, 15-10) over the Bengaluru Torpedoes on Thursday. This pulsating encounter showcased exceptional athleticism, tactical battles, and a never-say-die spirit from both teams. Calicut Takes Early Lead with Cunning Setting and Defensive Brilliance The opening set was a tightly contested affair, lasting for a gruelling 34 rallies. The Calicut Heroes, led by the astute setting of Ukkra Pandian, managed to narrowly edge out the Torpedoes. Pandian's swift decision-making kept the Bengaluru defense guessing, allowing the Calicut attackers to find gaps. The second set followed a similar pattern, with the Heroes' skipper Je...
Delhi Toofans Stages Comeback to Thrash Calicut Heroes, Top PVL Super 5 Standings
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Delhi Toofans Stages Comeback to Thrash Calicut Heroes, Top PVL Super 5 Standings

In a nail-biting encounter at the Prime Volleyball League, Delhi Toofans emerged victorious over Calicut Heroes, claiming the top spot in the Super 5 points table. Delhi Toofans Triumph After Initial Setback The match began with a close first set, where both teams displayed exceptional skill (14-16). Calicut capitalized on crucial moments, with Ukkra Pandian and Jerome Vinith leading the charge. Despite Daniel Aponza's powerful smashes for Delhi, a net fault proved costly, handing Calicut the lead. Dominant Delhi Rebounds to Clinch Victory Undeterred, Delhi bounced back in the second set. A successful review at 8-8 ignited their momentum, and with the help of opposite hitter Lazar Dodic, they secured a crucial 15-9 win. The third set continued Delhi's dominance. Dodic a...
Bengaluru Torpedoes Stage Dramatic Comeback to Down Ahmedabad Defenders in PVL 2024 Super 5 Clash
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Bengaluru Torpedoes Stage Dramatic Comeback to Down Ahmedabad Defenders in PVL 2024 Super 5 Clash

The Bengaluru Torpedoes pulled off a stunning comeback victory against the defending champions Ahmedabad Defenders in a thrilling encounter of the Prime Volleyball League 2024 Super 5. Despite trailing by two sets, the Torpedoes displayed remarkable resilience to emerge victorious 14-16, 7-15, 16-14, 15-9, 15-13. Bengaluru Torpedoes Fight Back from the Brink Coming off a defeat to the Delhi Toofans, a win was crucial for Bengaluru's Super 5 hopes. The task seemed daunting as Ahmedabad dominated the first two sets, with their star attacker Nandhagopal and setter Muthusamy Appavu dictating the pace. Blockers Ilya Burau and Shikhar Singh effectively contained Bengaluru's main weapon, T.R. Sethu. Blockbuster Performance by Sethu and Vishnu However, the Bengaluru Torpedoes refu...
PVL: Delhi Toofans Claw Back in Thrilling Victory over Bengaluru Torpedoes!
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PVL: Delhi Toofans Claw Back in Thrilling Victory over Bengaluru Torpedoes!

The Prime Volleyball League (PVL) continues to deliver nail-biting action! In a topsy-turvy encounter, Delhi Toofans edged past Bengaluru Torpedoes 3-0 (15-13, 18-16, 17-15) in a Super 5 match. A Set of Momentum Swings: The opening set was a tightly contested affair, with the lead changing hands frequently. Delhi's S. Santhosh sparked his team with a Super Serve and two crucial points, putting them in the lead. Despite Bengaluru's fightback, a wayward serve from Thomas Alan Heptinstall sealed the set for Delhi. Close Calls and Missed Opportunities: The second set was equally intense, with Bengaluru saving four set points. However, another attack error by Heptinstall at a critical moment (16-17) ultimately handed the set to Delhi. Delhi Maintains Grip in the Decider: ...
Prime Volleyball League: Bengaluru Torpedoes Crush Hyderabad Black Hawks
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Prime Volleyball League: Bengaluru Torpedoes Crush Hyderabad Black Hawks

The Bengaluru Torpedoes secured a convincing victory against the Hyderabad Black Hawks in the RuPay-Prime Volleyball League season 3, dominating the match with a final score of 15-6, 15-11, and 15-12. Sethu TR, whose performance was instrumental in the win, was named the Player of the Match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig1FCQu8q4c Prime Volleyball League: Bengaluru Takes Charge Early Sethu TR set the pace for the Torpedoes from the start, putting pressure on the Hyderabad defense with powerful serves. When Hyderabad's Sahil Kumar attempted attacks, Srajan Shetty effectively blocked him, showcasing strong defensive play. Thomas Heptinstall's impactful spikes further propelled the Torpedoes forward, establishing an early lead for Coach David Lee's team. Prime V...