Pakistan defeat India, win Kabaddi World Cup for the first time

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): 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.

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. 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.”

Wasim also thanked the teams for coming to Pakistan to participate in the tournament.

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