Captain Fazel Atrachali was a calming influence on his team as he marshalled the defense.
U Mumba rallied brilliantly to turn around a 13-15 first-half deficit and emerge convincing 39-32 winners over Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League in Chennai on Wednesday night.
Once again it was raiders Siddharth Desai and Rohit Baliyan who came to the party, finishing with 13 and 7 points respectively to help U Mumbai claw their way back after a shaky start, which saw them concede an all-out early in the first half.
However, once their nerves settled down it was a class act from U Mumba as they asserted their ascendancy and dominated the opponents in every department, winning two all outs in return. U Mumba first drew parity at 23-23 with just over 10 minutes to go and while it was neck and neck for a while, U Mumba always looked to be in control of the proceedings.
Captain Fazel Atrachali was a calming influence on his team as he marshaled the defense and they kept their nerves where it mattered most to keep increasing their lead in the closing moments. Once Mumba took the lead at 31-30 with a super tackle that fetched them two points, there was no looking back.