Pakistan emerged victorious from an in-depth contest in opposition to India within the remaining of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday in Lahore’s Punjab Stadium.
Pakistan received 43-41 to turn into Kabaddi world champions for the primary time.
Pakistan obtained the toss and decided to raid first. In the first session, India was ahead of a couple of points on Pakistan.
The contest between the Asian neighbors remained neck-on-neck all by the allotted time, two intervals of 20 minutes each with a break of 5 minutes.
Towards the tip of the match, Indian coach Harpreet Singh raised objection to a level scored by Malik Binyameen nonetheless the referee overruled.
Binyamin, along with Irfan Mana and Shafiq Chishti, proved to be too heavy for his or her Indian counterparts as a result of the three carried out a significant perform throughout the win.
After the match, the profitable aspect completed a lap of honor throughout the stadium. A huge number of spectators obtained right here to watch the last word between the arch-rivals. After the match ended, spectators lifted Pakistan players on to their shoulders, dancing to the beat of drums.
The match was attended by numerous dignitaries of the Punjab authorities.
India and Pakistan had yesterday defeated Australia and Iran, respectively, to attain the last word.
This is the first time the Kabaddi World Cup was held in Pakistan. All of the earlier six circle-style kabaddi world cups have been hosted by India with the most recent event taking place in 2016.
The match was eight-day prolonged with matches in Lahore, Faisalabad, Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib.
Other than India, teams from Iran, Canada, Australia, United States, Sierra Leone, and Kenya moreover participated throughout the event.
The profitable aspect completed a lap all through the stadium after the match as a result of the stadium cheered them on, whereas congratulatory messages poured in from players, politicians, and followers.
Pakistani Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar hailed Pakistan’s victory as “well deserved”. In a tweet, Buzdar talked about: “Wonderful game of Kabaddi and well deserved victory by Team Pakistan. Congratulations to every Pakistani celebrating this win today.”