World Cup Kabaddi: Indian men post second straight win, pip Afghanistan 73-24
The Indian men’s kabbadi team are in red hot form. They gave an ample indication of that when they made mincemeat of Afghanistan 73-24 in their second league match of the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Championship (circle style kabaddi), which is being held across thirteen venues in Punjab.
The Indian raiders, who had to endure the disappointment of finishing runners-up to arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2nd Asia Cup Kabaddi Championship (circle style kabaddi) held in Lahore last November, looked a determined bunch out to prove their critics wrong in their match at Sangrur.
India, who made an impressive beginning in the mega tournament, brushing aside England 57-28 at Doda (Mukatsar) on Wednesday, continued their superlative form against Afghanistan on Thursday.
The Indian raiders stood out for their solid holds and smart dodges as they assumed control over the match from the start.
India went into half time with a cosy 36-11 lead.
Indian appeared even more menacing in the second half, gleaning points at will even as Afghanistan pressed hard to mount a challenge but in vain.
Indian won the match 73-24 to sew up their second straight win and next play Denmark in their final league match on December 11. With two wins from two matches, India are virtually assured of a semifinal spot.
Meanwhile, Indian women also made a winning start to the tournament, thrashing Denmark 60-17 in a lop-sided match.
The Indian women also brightened their hopes of reaching the semifinals with this win. They next take on Canada on December 9 at Fazilka.