Pakistan came out victorious from a close fight against India in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore. Pakistan hosted the kabaddi world cup 2020. Also in the first time of history, Pakistan won the kabaddi world cup with closet points. The hosts won 43-41 to become Kabaddi world champions for the first time.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to raid first. India initially led and maintained the margin of a few points until the first session ended.
The competition between the neighbours of South Asia remained side by side during the allotted time, two sessions of 20 minutes each with a five-minute break.
Binyameen, along with Irfan Mana and Shafiq Chishti, proved too heavy for their Indian counterparts, as the three played an important role in the win.
After the match, the winning team completed a round of honour around the stadium. A large number of spectators came to the final among the arch-rivals. After the game ended, the spectators pulled Pakistani players on their shoulders, dancing to the beat of the drums.
The party attended by various dignitaries from the Punjab government.
Also, Pakistan and India had defeated Iran and Australia respectively to reach the final yesterday.
This is the first time that the Kabaddi World Cup is being held in Pakistan. All six previous circular kabaddi world cups were organized by India and the most recent event took place in 2016.
The tournament lasted eight days with matches in Lahore, Faisalabad, Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib.
In addition to India, teams from Iran, Canada, Australia, the United States, Sierra Leone and Kenya also participated.
The winning team completed a round of the stadium after the game when the stadium encouraged them, while congratulations from players, politicians, and fans arrived.
Congratulations Messages Arrive
Premier Imran Khan congratulated the team on winning the Kabaddi World cup 2020.
The chief of the General Staff of the Army (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, congratulated the team.
“All participating teams performed well. Both finalists, competing in the true spirit of the game, showed an exceptionally high level of experience in a highly controversial game and deserve applause.”
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