PVL: Gained lot of confidence from victory against Kochi, says Hyderabad Black Hawks’ Rohit Kumar

Hyderabad Black Hawks’ Rohit Kumar has said that his team gained a lot of confidence with win over Kochi Blue Spikers and they will give their 100 percent in their upcoming matches of the ongoing Prime Volleyball League.

The Hyderabad Black Hawks and Ahmedabad Defenders will play against each other in the sixth match of the Prime Volleyball League at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad on Thursday.

“After winning our first match against Kochi Blue Spikers, we have gained a lot of confidence. We were quite happy to start with a win and we have been preparing well for our next match against Ahmedabad Defenders. We will definitely give our 100 percent and try to win our next game as well,” said Rohit on the eve of their second match of the season.

When asked about how he started playing volleyball, the attacker expressed, “I was motivated to start playing volleyball after watching a few athletes play the game in my village. I started playing the game in my school. After completing my 10th standard, I went for SAI Kurukshetra trials. After getting selected, I started practicing at SAI and thereafter moved through the ranks in volleyball.”

The 25-year-old also spoke about the challenges he has faced in his volleyball career so far.

“There is always a concern about injuries. After incurring an injury, there’s always pressure about how and by when we can recover. My family lives in a village in Karnal district, Haryana and my father is a farmer. It was difficult to acquire expensive shoes and playing kits sometimes. But my family has always supported me throughout my volleyball career,” he said.

“Whenever I needed something, I used to ask my elder brother and he used to speak to my father and give me the thing I needed. My elder brother has supported me a lot. He also used to play volleyball at one point, but now he runs his own business,” he added.

Rohit also mentioned the importance of the Prime Volleyball League for the Indian volleyball circuit.

“Volleyball players can secure their future through the Prime Volleyball League. The tournament will also motivate the youngsters in India to start playing the game of volleyball. The league is a great platform for volleyball players,” he said.

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