In this episode, Coach Ipul tells a story in the past. To tell a story in the past we often use the past simple to describe actions and the past continuous to describe what is happening in the background or longer actions. For example:
"Adhi helped the other gang members." Actions in the past = past simple
"The gang was shouting at a shopkeeper." Longer actions = past continuous
Language - Past Continuous
During the story, Coach Ipul describes one action that was happening when another action happened. We often use the past simple to describe the short action that interrupts a longer action, which is where we use the past continuous. For example:
"The gang was beating up Jono when Geni told them to stop." A long action (past continuous) is interrupted by a short action (past simple).