Pakistan beat India in final match of Kabbadi World Cup 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan on Sunday beat India by 43 to 41 points in a final match of Kabbadi World Cup 2020 in Lahore.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has won the Kabaddi World Cup for the first time.
Pakistan and India stormed into the final of the Kabaddi World Cup at Punjab Stadium. The stadium was completely filled with spectators. The international players were encouraged due to the enthusiasm of the fans.
The match was started at 7:30pm. The players from both the sides exhibited top class kabaddi during the tough contest. Defending champions India maintained their supremacy against host Pakistan in the first half by 24-18.
A turning point of the match during the fifth minute of the second half after a point was awarded to the Pakistan. Pakistan leveled the match at 32 points each and started to build a lead.
Pakistan raiders and stoppers took control of the match right from the second half and did not give their opponents any room to settle down. Indian team tried their best but they could accumulate only 41 points.
During the match the spectators enjoyed and raised slogans in the favour of their favourite players.
Pakistan was awarded a cash prize of ten million rupees along the trophy while Indian team was given seven point five million rupees cash prize.
Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar, who was the chief guest of the final match, distributed prizes among the players.
Earlier, in the first semi-final, India defeated Australia 42-32. Pakistan upset Iran 52-32 in the second semi-final.
Besides hosts Pakistan, nine foreign teams, including Australia, Iran, Canada, Sierra Leone, Germany, Azebaijan, Kenya, England and India, participated in the Kabaddi WC 2020.
The Kabaddi World Cup 2020 was organized jointly by the Sports Board Punjab (SBP) and Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) in three cities of Punjab Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujrat.
All previous Kabaddi World Cups were hosted by India in 2004, 2007 and 2016.