Ahmedabad: In most exciting match India defeated Iran with a superb second-half performance to clinch their third successive Kabaddi World Cup at the TransStadia Arena in Ahmedabad today.
India performed a fantastic show to fight off a tough challenge from Iran to win their third successive Kabaddi World Cup 2016 championship.
The Indians overturned a first-half deficit with a superb second-half performance to win 38-29 in their most exciting match of this World Cup.
India has beaten Iran in the finals of all the three editions of the Kabaddi World Cups held so far.
The hosts India had earlier clinched the 2004 and 2007 editions of the Kabaddi World Cup.
For the home side experienced Ajay Thakur played a crucial role in India’s win with his raiding prowess. Thakur turned out be one of the most influential players in the match with a total of 12 points.
South Korea’s Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) star Jang Kun Lee was adjudged the most valuable player of the World Cup.
Iran enjoyed a stronger start and dominated the first half. But the Indians showed superb fighting spirit and aggression to pull off the win.
The Indians had faced a tough challenge from the Iranians in the Asian Games final a couple of years ago as well.
Indian captain Anup Kumar appreciated all the teammates for their win over Iran.