Telugu Yoddhas To Face Chennai Quick Guns In Ultimate Kho Kho’s Southern Derby on Opening Day  

Telugu Yoddhas will begin their campaign in the Inaugural season of Ultimate Kho Kho against Chennai-based Chennai Quick Guns.

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Pune, 13th August 2022: Telugu Yoddhas – the GMR group-owned franchisee, will begin their campaign in the Inaugural season of Ultimate Kho Kho against Chennai-based Chennai Quick Guns on 14th August, 2022. Telugu Yoddhas who represent the Telugu speaking region of India will be playing the second match of the opening day of the inaugural season.


The game which can be safely called the southern derby, as two team representing two prominent regions of Southern India – Telugu speaking region & Tamil speaking regions respectively, come face to face for the first time ever on the opening day of the first season of Ultimate Kho-Kho League. The Match broadcast for the opening day will start from 7 PM onwards LIVE & Exclusive on the Sony Sports Network. The matches will also be LIVE streamed on the SonyLIV platform.

Led by software engineer and Indian Player Prajwal KH, Telugu Yoddhas are expected to start their season with some prominent Indian Kho Kho players which includes the team’s vice-captain, Pratik Waikar and Bojjam Ranjith who were members of the Indian Team that won Gold in SAFF Games 2016. The team also includes Indian players P. Hemachandran, Arun S.A & Aditya Das.

The Telugu Yoddhas squad comprises of a perfect balance of youth and experience. Khelo India Youth Games medal winners Arun Ashok Gunki, Adarsh Dattaray Mohite, Avdut Bharat Patil, Rohan Tanaji Shingade & Dhanush K.C provide the energy as the younger lot in the team. The Team also consists of Deepak V Madhav and Prasad Radye from Railways who are the current National Champions. These mix of players will be hopeful to perform well for the Yodhas in the first season of Ultimate Kho Kho league.


Mahesh Shinde, Rajvardhan Patil, M Vignesh, Ramji Kashyap in the Chennai Quick Guns squad will be the players to be looked out for. The match is expected to be full of actioned pack as it will be played on the opening day of the inaugural season of UKK and Kho Kho is a popular sport in the southern region of the country, and the fans of both the teams are expected to enjoy this close encounter between two teams representing the Telugu & Tamil speaking regions.

Before going into the first encounter, Sumit Bhatia, Head Coach, Telugu Yoddhas, said, “We were eagerly waiting for this day and we are happy that the day is finally here. We have a good team composition who can turn the tides of a match to our favour anyday. Our pre-season training has been good and now all we are waiting is to hit the ground. The opening encounter against Chennai Quick Guns will set the course for the rest of the tournament for us and we as a team are confident of performing well in our opening game.”

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