Asia Cup Kabaddi: Clinical India show Sri Lanka who is the boss
Six Asian Games gold medals and four world titles are a fair indication of how India have dominated the sport of kabaddi on the international stage. And the second Asia Cup Kabaddi Championship is serving a platform for India to assert their supremacy in the sport.
Of course, on paper, India are considered the red-hot favourites to win the second Asia Cup and the men in blue shorts have stayed true to the pre-tournament billing if their performance in the first two league matches is anything to go by.
India’s 68-28 triumph over Afghanistan must have sent out ominous signals to the other participating teams, even hosts Pakistan, who would be counting on home crowd support to overcome the might of India.
The day two saw India step up their game by a few notches as they handed a 55-15 drubbing to Sri Lanka, who had huffed and puffed their way to a 48-33 victory over Nepal in their opening match.
The Indian raiders continued from where they left off in the opening match, calling the shots from the outset which paved the way for their lop-sided romp.
India led Sri Lanka 28-6 at half-time. The second half saw India further up the tempo, collecting another 27 points to keep their championship winning hopes firmly on track.
The reigning champions next play Nepal on Saturday.