Hyderabad Black Hawks captain Guru Prasanth has made a habit of winning all duels. During his side’s 3-2 win (15-13, 14-15, 9-15, 15-10, 15-12) against Bengaluru Torpedoes, the 22-year-old once again bagged the RuPay Player of the Match award.

Prasanth, who currently leads the best scorers chart by quite a margin, was far from his usual best despite ending his night with a whopping 20 points - nine more than his closest competitor Ibin Jose. This is mostly because he faltered every time he went to serve. Interestingly, he made four errors while attempting five launches and did not earn any points from it.

But what comes as a major surprise is that the 22-year-old was responsible for almost half of the points (14) Hyderabad accumulated (35) in the attack. During the game, Prasanth made just four errors in the department, taking his attacking efficiency to 52 percent.

In defence, the Hyderabad captain proved to be a perfect partner for his teammate Trent O’Dea. The Australian middle-blocker, who had 10 points in his bag, tallied three points from blocking, as much as Prasanth and John Joseph.

Unfortunately for Hyderabad, this is where any support for Guru ended as he seemed like a lone warrior, especially during the later part of the match where Bengaluru seemed to have no answers to his thunderous attacks. In the last two sets alone, the 22-year-old gathered seven points.

With that being said, Hyderabad finished the home leg of the RuPay Prime Volleyball League Powered by A23 Season 2 with a perfect record, having won each of their last three games. Up next for them comes a tricky test against Mumbai Meteors in the Kochi leg on February 26.