If you think Cricket is the only sports India play well, you are wrong. Kabaddi is a game in which we not only play well, we dominate. And three consecutive world cup wins prove this. India won their third successive Kabaddi World Cup (new format) on Saturday, making the people of the country proud. They defeated Iran in a thrilling final in TransStadia Arena in Ahmedabad.
This was the most thrilling match of the world cup as India made a comeback after trailing in the first half. India won the match 38-29. With this, India have won all three world cups ever held. They defeated Iran in finals of all three world cups held in 2004, 2007 and 2016.
Ajay Thakur starred in India’s win. He got 12 points for India and was the major difference between the two teams. With 64 points in the tournaments, he became the top raider of the World Cup.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian team for the win.
“Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the Kabaddi World Cup. The team showed exceptional skills, grit and determination. Well done!,” Modi tweeted.
The Congress party also congratulated the Indian team.
“Congratulations Team India on winning the Kabaddi World Cup,” Indian National Congress (INC) tweeted.
Home minister Rajnath Singh and Finance minister Arun Jaitley also congratulated the Indian team.
“Congratulations to Indian(sic) Kabaddi team, its management & every Indian on winning the Kabaddi World Cup 2016. Well done team Kabaddi,” wrote Jaitley.
“Congratulations to the Indian Kabaddi team on winning the World Cup. This remarkable victory scripts a new chapter in India’s sports history,” wrote Rajnath Singh.
This indeed is a big sports achievement for the country after the dismal Rio Olympics performance. India could win only two medals in the Olympic. Wrestler Sakshi Malik got a bronze medal. Badminton player PV Sindhu won a silver medal. This Kabaddi win clearly shows that winning is possible. The government and sport bosses must learn from the win.