The Inaugural edition of Red Bull Tashan witnessed the winners HMT Colony Boys & Classic Nationals give their best in the final clash to grab the chance to train with the Bengaluru Bulls team, before the fifth season of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League, which kicks off on July 28, 2017. HMT Colony Boys emerged as the winners of the first edition of Red Bull Tashan by defeating Classic Nationals in a close final clash by 2 points. Red Bull Tashan Winners HMT Colony Boys earned the opportunity to train with their role models in Bengaluru Bulls Team from 5th to 10th of July at One World, Chennai
HMT Colony Boys: Kiran S, Keerthi Kumar M, Ajith S, Mahendra, Shiva Shankar J, Vijay M, Manoj Kumar M, Arun Kumar, Mohammed Fayaz, Mohammed Iqbal, Shiva Kumar and Channakeshva N
Open to players between the ages of 18-24, Red Bull Tashan makes strategy a key component of the matches, which runs half the duration of Pro Kabaddi League games. While in the latter, each half consists of 20 minutes, in the qualifiers of this tournament, each half consisted of only 10 minutes each, making the entire duration of the game 20 minutes. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament witnessed matches of 15 minutes each half, making the entire duration of each game 30 minutes.
Arun Kumar from HMT Colony Boys, awarded the raider of the Red Bull Tashan Tournament, said “It’s been a great experience to train and play for HMT Colony Boys team. Great talent. Red Bull Tashan as a platform helps many young and aspiring Kabaddi players like me to get an opportunity to hone our skills, showcase our talent and learn the technicalities of the game. I would like to thank Red Bull and Bengaluru Bulls for organizing this tournament. I have been excited and eager to train with Pro Kabaddi League stars. Rohit Kumar is my role model and inspiration and training with him is a great experience. Learning a lot from him and the Bengaluru Bulls Coach Randhir Singh. The whole Bengaluru Bull team is so charged up to train and give their best at upcoming 5th edition of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League”
Rohit Kumar, Bengaluru Bulls Raider said, “I would advise young talent to train hard, stay true to the sport. In addition, I think it is a great time to take up a sport like kabaddi with the establishment of pro-kabaddi league and launch of grassroot-level programmes like Red Bull Tashan. Bengaluru Bulls have associated with Red Bull Tashan tournament, and will help in further nurturing the talent that were identified during the course of Red Bull Tashan, by giving select players the chance to train with us before the beginning of the Pro Kabaddi League. Felt great to train with such talented players from HMT Colony Boys who are so motivated and willing to learn.”