After going undefeated in the league stage, the Indian men’s kabaddi team defeated Iran 42-32 in the championship game.
India defeated Iran 42-32 in the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023 final on Friday at the Dong-Eui Institute of Technology Seokdang Cultural Centre in Busan, Republic of Korea. In the previous nine editions, India had won eight championships.
Team India X – Pawan Sehrawat (Captain), Arjun Deshwal, Naveen Kumar, Sachin, Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Nitin Rawal, Nitesh Kumar, Surjeet Singh, and Vishal Bhardwaj make up the great ten. Indian captain Pawan Sehrawat took the initiative.
In the starting five minutes of the match, team India men’s kabaddi team was down to Iran. However, Iran was forced to go all-out in the 10th minute of play after the defence scored a few tackle points and effective raids from Pawan Sehrawat and Aslam Inamdar.
India led by a score of 23-11 going into the break. The Iranian team’s captain, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, the captain of Iranian team helped his team to give India all-out in the 29th minute with two-point raid and asuper raid.
The game became tense as Iran reduced the deficit to 38-31 with two minutes left, but India hung on to eke out a 42-32 triumph.
Six teams competed in the Asian Kabaddi Championships: China Taipei, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, and India. After winning all five of its league games, India took first place in the points rankings. Iran finished second, advanced to the championship game, and suffered just one league-stage defeat—against India.
The tournament’s opening day saw India defeat Korea by a score of 76-13, while their closest victory, a 33-28 triumph against Iran, came against that nation on Thursday.
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