Prime Volleyball League: Calicut Heroes crush Delhi Toofans, emerge champions

The Calicut Heroes celebrate after winning the Prime Volleyball League in Chennai on Thursday. Photo: Prime Volleyball League

Calicut Heroes emerged champions in the Prime Volleyball League (PVL) with a thrilling 3-1 win over Delhi Toofans on Thursday. It is the Heroes' maiden PVL title.

Heroes crushed Toofans 15-13, 15-10, 13-15, 15-12 in the final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. The incredible Jerome Vinith was yet again the star player for the Heroes as he scored a game-high 16 points.

The opening set that was on a balance swung in Heroes' favour after Brazilian Luiz Felippe Perotto produced a super serve at 13-all.

Heroes capitalised on the momentum and took the second set in style. Danial produced a couple of monster blocks to deny Toofans to take a 2-0 lead.

Jerome Vinith top scored with a game-high 16 points as the Calicut Heroes defeated Delhi Toofans 3-1 in the final. Photo: Prime Volleyball League

Toofans thought they had found a way back into the match with their lanky blocker Aponza Daniel delivering when it mattered the most. Santosh S, who was impressive in the initial games, failed to show up as the game advanced.

Heroes' Malayali head coach Kishor Kumar was emotional after the game as he talked about the unity in the side that helped them grow stronger as the league reached its finale.

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