Pakistan defeat India, win Kabaddi World Cup for the first time

Posted In: News Date:Feb 16th, 2020

Pakistan emerged victorious from a close contest against India in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday in Lahore's Punjab Stadium.

The hosts won 43-41 to become Kabaddi world champions for the first time.

Pakistan and India had yesterday defeated Iran and Australia respectively, to reach the final.

The winning side completed a lap across the stadium after the match as the stadium cheered them on. Congratulatory messages poured in by players, politicians and fans.

Cricketer Imad Wasim lauded the team for its comeback after a weak first half. "43-41 is the final score. And that’s after being down after the first half. Fantastic effort from the boys to crown Pakistan Kabaddi champions."