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Pakistan beats India, claiming its first Kabaddi World Cup title

The hosts won by 43-41 in a thrilling neck-on-neck final.

Pakistan beats IndiaThe hosts won by 43-41 in a thrilling final match - OyeYeah News
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Making history, Pakistan Kabaddi team defeated the Indian side on the home ground on Sunday, claiming its first world cup title.

The final match has been an absolute thriller, as Pakistan decided to raid first after winning the toss. In the starting, India was leading and maintained the margin of a couple of points until the first session was over.

However, the contest for the world title remained neck-on-neck throughout the allotted time, two sessions of 20 minutes each with a break of five minutes.

The hosts won by 43-41 in a thrilling final match.

This was the first Kabaddi World Cup was held in Pakistan. India has hosted all of the previous six circle-style kabaddi world cups, with the most recent event taking place in 2016.

In the 8-day long tournament, the matches were held in Lahore, Faisalabad, Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib.

Teams from Iran, Canada, Australia, United States, Sierra Leone, and Kenya also participated in the event.

Over the historic win, social media kept buzzing with congratulatory messages, and to be noted Pakistani cricket players were also keenly watching the final.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.