It was a season to forget for Chennai Blitz as they finished at the bottom of the 2023 RuPay Prime Volleyball League leaderboard. Despite a promising show at the auction, the team failed to deliver a fighting performance throughout the season, managing to secure just a solitary victory from their seven matches.

The Chennai outfit kicked off their campaign on a high note winning over Kochi Blue Spikers, with skipper Naveen Raja leading the charge and securing 9 crucial points. However, this early success proved to be fleeting as Chennai failed to register another win for the rest of the season. Their misery was compounded by two humiliating 5-0 defeats against Mumbai Meteors and Ahmedabad Defenders, marking their third such defeat in the league's two-year history.

Despite boasting a roster of top-tier talent such as Raja, Akhin GS, and Pinamma Prashant, Chennai's poor form persisted, and they struggled to find their footing in any department, resulting in a string of underwhelming performances. After their opening victory, the team went on to lose six consecutive matches.

Nothing went to plan for the Chennai Blitz. The team had come into the tournament with hopes of redemption, but unfortunately, they were unable to deliver and finished the league stage with a meagre 2 points to their name.

Top Performers:

Akhin GS

Kerala-born blocker Akhin was the top scorer for Chennai in the RuPay Prime Volleyball League Powered by A23 Season 2 with a total of 47 points to his name. The 32-year-old had 9 blocks points under his belt and 38 attack points.

Jobin Varghese

Youngster Jobin had a bright season scoring a total of 44 points throughout the season. The 22-year-old outside hitter scored a total of 40 attack points, the highest amongst Chennai Blitz players. Jobin also had 4 block points to his name.

Coach’s Corner: Ruben Wolochin

Top Performances:
Kochi Blue Spikers 2-3 Chennai Blitz

Chennai Blitz put on a dominant performance in their opening league game defeating Kochi Blue Spikers by a scoreline of 3-2 (15-9, 11-15, 15-10, 8-15, 15-9). Skipper Naveen Raja put on a fine show scoring 9 points and helping the team win their first game of the season.