In Kabaddi team claims the World Cup 2016 by winning against Iran team in the finals. The Anup Kumar-led India team registered a phenomenal victory in the final of country’s very own sport – Kabaddi, to become world champions.
India have thus won all the three Kabaddi World Cups held so far. They have beaten Iran in the finals of all the three editions.The experienced Ajay Thakur played a crucial role in India’s win with his raiding prowess.
Iran enjoyed a stronger start and dominated the first half. But the Indians showed superb fighting spirit and aggression to pull off the win.
Thakur had started the revival early in the second session by claiming four consecutive raid points. His team-mates also showed excellent raiding and defending technique to edge out their opponents.
The second half kicked off with a series of empty raids, which kept India under pressure, until Thakur advanced. The marvelous fightback by Indian team finished the game with 38-29 score.
By winning the finals, the national Kabaddi team has brought all Indian fans to dance the night away. This victory marks India’s third consecutive World Cup final win against Iran.