Suranjoy Singh was not stepping back and forth. He was just gliding. He wasn't lunging wild swings, he was just hitting. Point after point, he fetched with his left and right.
In search of Commonwealth Games glory on Indian soil, Suranjoy went about his chores in clinical manner against Manyo Plange of Ghana, winning 15-4.
Suranjoy got a foothold right from the word go and did not let Plange attack him on the counter. “I am hopeful of doing well,” he said. “It's a little different from the Commonwealth championships as here the opponents are a little stronger. But hopefully, I should do well.”
In the afternoon session, Akhil Kumar got the better of Gomotsang Gaasite 5-2 of Botswana. Akhil, who loves to attack right from the word go, however, did not manage to get enough points. “My opponent was defensive and he wanted me to attack first, so that he could counterattack,” he said. “I read the ploy and changed my strategy accordingly. I did not want to overdo it. I wanted to score points, but I did not want to lose points.”