Pakistan emerged victorious from a close contest against India in the final of the Kabaddi World Cup on Sunday in Lahore’s Punjab Stadium.
The hosts won 43-41 to become Kabaddi world champions for the first time. The match was attended by Punjab government’s dignitaries, including provincial Governor Chaudhry Sarwar.
Pakistan and India had yesterday defeated Iran and Australia, respectively, to reach the final. The winning side completed a lap across the stadium after the match as the stadium cheered them on, while congratulatory messages poured in by players, politicians and fans.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar hailed Pakistan’s victory as “well deserved”. In a tweet, Buzdar said: “Wonderful game of Kabaddi and well deserved victory by Team Pakistan .Congratulations to every Pakistani celebrating this win today.”
PTI Senator Faisal Javed Khan congratulated team Pakistan “upon beating India in the World Cup Final of Kabaddi”.
PTI leader Jahangir Tareen also congratulated Pakistan on their “historic win”. Cricketer Imad Wasim lauded the team for its comeback after a weak first half. “43-41 is the final score.
And that’s after being down after the first half. Fantastic effort from the boys to crown Pakistan Kabaddi champions.”—Agencies