Currently, the world may know India for being cricket frenzy nation but this was not the case sometimes ago. The outdoor games in earlier times mainly comprised of wrestling, kabaddi and few others. It is believed that India resides in villages. And as a matter of fact still, ‘desi games’ is what people prefer. Apart from involving the art of physical indulgence, it does not also require any ‘special kit’. People can enjoy it according to there will. In this article, we will look about recent developments in Kabaddi and what it offers as a game.
While FIFA World Cup has gripped everyone, ‘Kabaddi Masters Dubai 18’ has been kicked off. The first match was played between India and Pakistan on Thursday. The Indian team is current world champion in Kabaddi. And it was evidently visible in the performance India against Pakistan. With a scoreline of 36-20, India defeated arch-rivals comfortably. Captain Ajay Thakur and co. were clinical in their performance. Starting of cautiously, the heat was turned up after 10 minutes and players in blue stole the show. India went into the tournament as the favourite and lived up to the expectation. In their next match against an inexperienced Kenya, Indians nailed it by 48-19.
After the success of Indian Premier League, the caretakers of kabaddi in India came up with an idea to promote it. In 2014, Pro Kabaddi League was started. Total of 8 franchises owned by different personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Abhishek Bachchan etc. takes part in the competition. The presence of such stars in the game of kabaddi has brought many eyeballs towards it. The viewership and interest of young ones has increased in the game. Apart from favouring the growth of kabaddi this tournament also provide opportunities for players to come out and shine. The league sees coming of many international stars into the arena. It was held twice in a year more recently.
The initiatives taken for promotion of kabaddi is admirable. As we are progressing in the 21st century, various health issues are sprouting up. Since, everything we do requires a fit body so choosing sports for keeping up with that is the best idea. Any sport for that matter. In its resurgence Kabaddi soughts our help. Choosing this sport will not only revive it but also help ourselves to be fitter.