The team of Pakistan Green kabaddi won in India with 40: 29 and won the final of the international Kabaddi Taakra, which was played on Sunday at the Punjab Stadium.
Pakistan Green, Musharraf Janjua and Jaabar Kamboh have been voted the best stopper and raider of the main final by the front page. The archrivals made a grand entry into the final and amused the crowd by demonstrating their skills throughout the match.
Pakistan Green showed great kabaddi skills and mastered the process from the beginning. Pak players Musharraf Janjua, Jaabar Kamboh, Shafiq Chishti and Khalid Bhatti performed excellently in both the predator and stop sections of Wild. At half-time, Pakistan led Green with 23-15 points.
Indian players also performed well but failed to score enough points to win the game. Indian skipper Partap Singh and his players Harjeet Singh, Sandeep Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Naresh and Mikki showed good shape for their team. But after they had played so well and compared the fire to the fire, they lost the final by 29-40.
In third / fourth place, Pakistan White defeated Iran 31-24 to take third place. The honor of the best stopper and raider was seized by Nafees Gujjar and Irfan Mana. 1.6 million cash prizes were distributed to the participating teams.
Thousands of kabaddi fans were in the stadium to cheer on the participating teams. On this occasion, traditional dances from all four provinces were presented. The top folk singer Akram Rahi and other performers attracted the audience with their lively performances. The players of all teams had a stadium round on “bhaggis”. National anthems from Pakistan, Iran and Indian teams were also played.
Punjab Minister Abdul Aleem Khan, Punjab Minister of Sport, Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, Punjab Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Mian Aslam Iqbal, President of Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF), Shafay Hussain, Secretary of Sport Punjab Nadeem Mehboob, Director General Punjab Nadeem Sarwar and General Consulate of Iran, Ali Akbar Rezai, were guests of honor on the last day.
The Minister of Sport in Punjab, Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti, PKF President Shafay Hussain, and Sports Director-General Punjab Nadeem Sarwar distributed prizes among the main characters of the tournament. They were also introduced to the players of all teams.
The POA Secretary General, Khalid Mehmood, PKF Secretary Rana Sarwar, Director of Sport Hafeez Bhatti, PBF General Secretary Wajid Ali Chaudhry, Deputy Director Tariq Wattoo, Shahid Nizami, Tournament Director Shahid Faqeer Virk and a large number of kabaddi fans were also present in the stadium.
Aleem Khan, senior Punjab minister, said on this occasion that the participation of Indian and Iranian cabal teams is a good sign of the future of sport in Pakistan. He appreciated the performance of all participating teams. “The way in which the Pakistani team performed well at the event looks bright in Pakistan’s future for kabaddi.”
Punjab Minister of Sport Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti said that the government of Punjab would make maximum efforts to promote sport, especially the Kabadhi in the province. “We will hold more such international sporting events in the future.” SBD Director-General Nadeem Sarwar thanked the guest teams, guests of honor and Kabadi enthusiasts at the awards ceremony for their great passion for the game.