Journey to CEAT UTT Season 2 final: Dabang Smashers
Dabang Smashers had a dream start to CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) Season 2 powered by Kellogg’s, as they beat Warriors T.T.C. 14-7 in their season opener. They backed that up with another gigantic 17-4 win against heavyweights Falcons TTC – a victory that proved they were not ready to settle for anything less than the best.
After an extremely fruitful Pune leg, the Smashers were compelled to bite the dust with consecutive defeats, against RP-SG Mavericks (8-13) and Maharashtra United (9-12). With two defeats on the trot, the Smashers went on the backfoot and knew they had to pull themselves up.
The Kolkata leg of the league brought a new dawn for the team, as they posted a thumping 15-6 win over Empowerji Challengers. This ensured they qualified for the semi-finals. With a do-or-die chance, the Smashers had a narrow escape. They defeated Maharashtra United in semi-final 1, which made them the first team to cruise to the final.
The Smashers have had an adventurous, roller-coaster ride in this season of CEAT UTT and will be eager to finish it on a high.