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5 sporting records by Indians which will never be broken
5 sporting records by Indians which will never be broken

Milkha Singh (extreme right) in action at the 1960 Rome Olympics“Records are meant to be broken” – goes a popular saying.When Milkha Singh clocked 45.6 seconds in the 400m event at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he beat the previous Olympic best of 45.9 and yet, missed out on a podium finish, with Otis Davis and Carl Kaufmann both timing 44.9 to set a new world record. Today, the same record stands at 43.18 seconds, held by Michael Joh

Apr 25 2016
10 things you didn’t know about Indian kabaddi and U Mumba captain Anup Kumar
10 things you didn’t know about Indian kabaddi and U Mumba captain Anup Kumar

U Mumba’s captain Anup Kumar in actionAnup Kumar has been one of India’s marquee kabaddi exponents for nearly a decade now. He has been an integral part of India’s gold medal-winning campaigns at the last two Asian Games. At the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi league (PKL) too, he has shone brightly and has guided the U Mumba team to three finals, winning the title in the second edition – 2015.Anup's team might have faile

Mar 10 2016
10 things to know about Manjeet Chhillar
10 things to know about Manjeet Chhillar

Manjeet ChhillarManjeet Chhillar is one of the poster boys of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi league (PKL). There are few players who can get the fans singing their name irrespective of where they are playing, and the Puneri Paltan all-rounder is certainly one of them.The 29-year-old is regarded as the finest all-rounder in the world and is known to bring his best in crunch games. The Puneri Paltan captain guided his team to the semi-finals for the f

Mar 8 2016
5 things that make kabaddi the most quintessentially Indian sport
5 things that make kabaddi the most quintessentially Indian sport

The sport of kabaddi has caught everyone's attention in the past few years, and that is largely due to the tremendous success of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The contact sport which has seen India thoroughly dominate every other team had been crying out for attention all these years, and the PKL has finally given it a platform. When we talk about Indian indigenous sports, kabaddi is the only one that comes to our mind due to the long-standing

Mar 5 2016
5 sports where India has dominated the world
5 sports where India has dominated the world

India is a vast country with a diverse population. These very characteristics of the country make it home to a number of sports that are practised and cherished in its different areas. Although cricket is the most popular sport in the country, there are various other games where India has dominated the world over the years. Thanks to its high fan following, India’s cricketing achievements are much better known than those in other sports. How

What will happen if India take on the rest of the world in kabaddi?
What will happen if India take on the rest of the world in kabaddi?

Jang Kun Lee (L) and Anup Kumar (R) will lead the two teams out India has been, by far, the strongest nation at the international stage in kabaddi. Having won all the trophies on offer, the Indian national kabaddi team has proven that they are the team to beat on the global stage. But, what would happen if the rest of the world teamed up to take on the mighty Indians. Would the scoreline shift in favour of the foreigners or would India still

Mar 3 2016
5 players who made their Indian national team debut thanks to Star Sports Pro Kabaddi
5 players who made their Indian national team debut thanks to Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

There is no doubt that the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi has unearthed several proficient players over the course of its three seasons. And like any other league, it has acted as a springboard for some of the players to go on and play for their national teams. The Indian national team at the recently concluded South Asian Games was filled with players from the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, indicating just how influential the league has been in bringing k

Feb 24 2016
The Kings of Kabaddi - India
The Kings of Kabaddi - India

The Indian national kabaddi team celebrate after winning the 2014 Asian GamesWhat Brazil is to football, Roger Federer is to tennis and Michael Schumacher is to F1, India is to the contact sport of kabaddi. The country has been absolutely peerless in this sport, and the national teams' dominance has been unmatched. No other nation has even come close to India’s staggering success at global and continental meets.On the men’s side,

Feb 24 2016
India's dominance over Pakistan in kabaddi
India's dominance over Pakistan in kabaddi

A still from the 2006 Doha Asian Games match between India and PakistanThe rivalry between India and Pakistan has been prevalent everywhere – Politics, sports, entertainment, business etc - since the formation of Pakistan back in 1947. Sports, in particular, has seen both the countries at loggerheads and being two of the best teams in kabaddi, India and Pakistan have been involved in extremely intense matches throughout their history.The As

Aug 7 2015
5 interesting kabaddi facts that you may not be aware of
5 interesting kabaddi facts that you may not be aware of

Kabaddi, India’s indigenous sport, has been the flavour of the town with the inception of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. With the second season of the League creating waves post a magnificent kick-off, it is appropriate to re-visit certain facts on the game. The term “Kabaddi” by itself seems to have a strong etymological connect. It originates from the Tamil word, Kai-Pidi, which translates to “hold-hands”. Certain other

Jul 28 2015
Star Sports Pro Kabaddi: India 7 vs World 7
Star Sports Pro Kabaddi: India 7 vs World 7

The Indian men’s kabaddi team has been the one to beat on the international circuit for a while now. They have won seven consecutive gold medals, with the first gold coming at the 1990 Asian Games and the latest at the 2014 Asian Games. The introduction of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi has given the players a much-needed platform to showcase their skills to the world. A lot of foreign stars from the world of kabaddi are also taking

Jul 23 2015
How a kid rescued Indian kabaddi and Patna Pirates captain Rakesh Kumar
How a kid rescued Indian kabaddi and Patna Pirates captain Rakesh Kumar

Rakesh Kumar Cricket and its practitioners have ruled the roost when it comes to the glamour quotient of sportsmen in India, leading to the cliché of players of other sports quietly walking out of airports and going unnoticed as they board a cab back home holding many a championships aloft. India has been a world beater in kabaddi for years now, but the sport has struggled to grab the limelight it warrants. T

Jul 21 2015
A look at India's accomplishments in kabaddi
A look at India's accomplishments in kabaddi

The victorious Indian kabaddi team after winning the 2014 Asian Games Kabaddi is a sport that originated in ancient India. It has been played in our country for hundreds of years. There is a mention of kabaddi even in the ancient Indian epic – the Mahabharata. There are various forms of kabaddi played in our country, like the Sanjeevani, the Amar, and the Punjabi. The game is also played in other countries and is known by different na

Jul 20 2015
Kabaddi - A glorious past, an even brighter future
Kabaddi - A glorious past, an even brighter future

A still from the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League The 1936 Olympics or the Hitler Games, as they were known, is best remembered by us Indians for the heroics of our then unstoppable hockey team led by the famed Dhyan Chand. So bewildering were his skills, that the aforementioned dictator himself was left awe-struck and amazed by his artistry in the Olympic village, Berlin. Dhyanchand and his team wer

Jul 10 2015
Rakesh Kumar:
Rakesh Kumar: "Kabaddi is in my blood"

Rakesh Kumar in action during the PKLIndia’s national kabaddi team captain Rakesh Kumar led the Patna Pirates to a 3rd place finish at the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) in the first season. The man from Nizampur was the most expensive player at the auction ahead of season 1. His career has seen a steady rise ever since he made his debut. He was part of the victorious Indian World Cup winning squad in 2004 and the Asian Games in 2006. He was

Jul 4 2015
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