Published: Tue, February 18, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

PM, COAS felicitates Pakistan team on winning Kabaddi World Cup 2020

PM, COAS felicitates Pakistan team on winning Kabaddi World Cup 2020

In Kabbaaddi World Cup 2020 final, Pakistan beat India and won the title for the first time.

Pakistan on Sunday created history when they India 43-41 in a gripping final of the World Cup Kabaddi at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore. The winning team won the top cash prize of 1 crore Pakistani rupees and the Indian group won 75 lakh Pakistani rupees.

Pakistan cricketer Imad Wasim additionally congratulated his nation's staff in his tweet.

Attari: Kabaddi players from India, who had gone to Pakistan without permission to participate in the country's first Kabaddi World Cup 2020, returned on Monday and claimed that they had gone in their individual capacity. It is for the fifth time that Pakistan has qualified for final of mega event. "We wore jerseys in Pakistan and not while going to Pakistan", he said he and expressing ignorance of the controversy over their Pakistan visit.

The atmosphere at the stadium was electric as a huge number of spectators came to watch the final between the arch-rivals. And by the close of first half, Pakistan was down with six points at 18-24.

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There was a lot of hostility between the Australian players mainly David Warner and the South African crowd present at the venues. For South Africa to having a changing side and play so well was impressive.

However, Pakistan regrouped and bounced back in the second half and gradually regained their confidence and ultimately won the historic final against their strong opponents by 43-41. The Sports Ministry and Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) had made it clear that India did not send any "official" team to Pakistan.

In the 8-day long tournament, the matches were held in Lahore, Faisalabad, Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib.

She hoped the team would keep playing with same spirit and keep Pakistani flag always fly high.

"We think that all the concerned governments must verify in advance (before giving permission to host the event) that participants of any global meet in their countries are genuine and recognised by the national federations and the concerned worldwide federation under IOC", L. Dorji Lama, President and CEO, World Kabaddi Federation (WKF), had told IANS.

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