Pakistan pip India to win Kabaddi World Cup 2020
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Pakistan won the Kabaddi World Cup 2020 beating arch rival India by 43 to 41 points in a sensational final match at Punjab Stadium in Lahore Sunday night.
Pakistan have won the Kabaddi World Cup for the first time. 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. However, Pakistan leveled the match at 32 points each and started to build a lead.
Earlier, Iran bagged third position after beating Australia by 54-33 points.
In the first semi-final of Kabaddi World Cup 2020, strong Indian kabaddi team toppled Australia by 42-32. On the other hand, in second semi-final Pakistan defeated Iran by 52-30. It is for the fifth time that Pakistan has qualified for final of mega event.
It is pertinent mention here that Kabaddi World Cup was organized jointly by Punjab government, Sports Board Punjab (SBP) and Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) at three cities of Punjab – Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujrat.