Pakistan wins Asia Kabaddi Cup

Published: November 5, 2012

Pakistan-India score for the final match was 40-31. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: Pakistan defeated India in the Asia Kabaddi Cup final match, in rather dramatic fashion, played at the Iqbal Stadium on Monday.

Pakistan were ahead, leading 40-31 with just 10 minutes remaining when an Indian raider came for his second consecutive attack which snowballed into an argument after a point was awarded to Pakistan.

According to the rules, a raider can only attack once and then a different raider has to come.

The argument forced team officials to step in to avoid confrontation between the players. However, the Indian team refused to continue to play.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Pakistan team coach Tahir Waheed said that although he was ecstatic with the win but felt that the final should not have ended in such manner.

The Pakistani coach added that the World and Asian Kabaddi Federation should come up with a strict policy to ensure that rules are followed, given they were not implemented thoroughly in the game.

Waheed particularly lauded Lala Obaidullah’s performance, saying that he played a major role in the triumph.

Pakistan received the winner’s cheque of Rs1.5million while India pocketed Rs1million as first runners-up. The third spot was grabbed by Iran.

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Reader Comments (30)

  • From a Pakistani
    Nov 5, 2012 - 10:38PM

    hurray…………………………….Congratulations…..
    well played Team India….Well played Team Pakistan…
    It was a good game of Kabbaddi…
    I congratulate Team India on great performance too…Recommend

  • Blithe
    Nov 5, 2012 - 10:46PM

    Pakistan Zindabad!!!!

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  • Zeux
    Nov 5, 2012 - 10:49PM

    O Ballay Ballay. Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Blithe
    Nov 5, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Great win that will help kabadi revival in Pakistan.

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  • Pungi
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:01AM

    Indian cry babies as always..!
    Pakistan Zindabad..!!

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  • uet
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:01AM

    Kodee…..Kodeee……Kodeeeeee!

    Hip…..Hip……………..Hurray!

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  • Iron
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:08AM

    I don’t even know the rules of kabaddi but it feels good to beat India, Safron Trolls please be nice and open your heart this time.

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  • A2Z
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:29AM

    this news is not important so we post it in the same section where we keep Veena Malik for three consecutive days…Shame on you ET

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  • raj
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:44AM

    pakistan cheated………………fake victory……………!!!!!!!!

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  • hamza ahmad
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:57AM

    Gujjars The Royals :) It looked more like a match between Singh and Gujjar, Gujjar dominated whole match and clinched Pakistan to victory. Singh isn’t king :)

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  • Cynical
    Nov 6, 2012 - 12:57AM

    @Blithe

    ‘Great win that will help kabadi revival in Pakistan.’

    It’s just the begining, my friend. It will also inspire our cricket team in the coming series and we will start beating them just like we used to beat them during the Mughal period.
    And who knows? It might also help us liberating Kashmir from the Indians.

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  • Blithe
    Nov 6, 2012 - 1:14AM

    @raj:
    No, my friend .
    It wasn’t like the World Cup in Indian Punjab,
    where the Indian team was found positive doping .

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  • Muhammad Javed Iqbal
    Nov 6, 2012 - 1:52AM

    I am so glad to hear this that Pakistan win he second asia kabai title fro india altough both the strugle verywell but those peoples win who have a strong trust on Allah.
    Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Muhammad Javed Iqbal
    Nov 6, 2012 - 1:55AM

    I don’t even know the rules of kabaddi but it feels good to beat India, Pakistani gujjar are real men in the world. Please be nice and open your heart this time.
    Paakistan Carryon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  • Deadman
    Nov 6, 2012 - 1:56AM

    @raj, and indian team started crying even before the match even started….team cry babies got wat they deserved….. come on get a life and get over it u got beaten by a better team …had we beaten u playing a full much it would have been sweet but seeing ur warriors crying was even sweeter :)

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  • Iron
    Nov 6, 2012 - 2:02AM

    @raj:
    Your childish behavior was expected, now don’t think too hard because your brain cannot handle this.

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  • Nitish
    Nov 6, 2012 - 2:31AM

    Cheaters as usual…..

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  • cidpusa
    Nov 6, 2012 - 4:33AM

    I love to see India and Pakistan playing awesome they need to have more matches .
    Amazing win for Pakistan

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  • Pani wali garhi
    Nov 6, 2012 - 4:54AM

    @ raj
    get a life, and be brave enough to accept the victory of Pakistan.

    Blay Blay,….swad a gya khabar sun ky.

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  • Zeux
    Nov 6, 2012 - 5:06AM

    @Nitish:
    Whiners as usual

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  • Nov 6, 2012 - 7:08AM

    Well played Indian team, please do come back again. Our neighbors are welcome any time.

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  • Gaurav
    Nov 6, 2012 - 8:26AM

    Kabaddi is not Cricket that your wicket falls , you cannot come back. Its a team game like football where striker remains as striker and defenders are defenders. In India PM serves consecutive terms. The rules applied were flawed.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 6, 2012 - 8:37AM

    Great news. I am so happy.

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  • Utkarsh
    Nov 6, 2012 - 9:11AM

    I don’t know why any Indian has to say Pakistan cheated or anything. They won. Congratulations to them on their performance. Hope it leads to more good. That’s it. :-)

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  • SouthAsian
    Nov 6, 2012 - 9:22AM

    Well Done Pakistan, Great job India.
    Who so ever plays good should Win, we need to shed our petty nationalism.
    Thumbs Up for Pakistan, Like for India !!!

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  • kaka
    Nov 6, 2012 - 9:50AM

    A repeat of 1996 eden garaden semi final drama.

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  • dr haroon khan
    Nov 6, 2012 - 4:29PM

    @raj:
    my brother shame on you. if you are sports man than you should look at the performance of indian team. Please accept my heartiest condolance on your defeat. Your medals of second position will always remind you pakistani victory. Just give me one answer, if you team donot accept the final results than why your team receive the medals and tropy of second position.

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  • dr haroon khan
    Nov 6, 2012 - 4:32PM

    faisalabad zindabad, pakistan zindabad

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  • Sajjad
    Nov 7, 2012 - 10:54AM

    Wel played by both team, federation sud ban whos nt follow the rules

    congratulates Pakistan

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  • Babar
    Nov 11, 2012 - 4:39PM

    Congrats Pakistan! India should had excepted its defeat honourably. India was losing big time anyways and decided to cry during last ten minutes

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