India wraps up Kabaddi World Cup title for third time

Photo of Indian Kabaddi team members celebrates their victory over Iran in Kabaddi Wotld Cup 2016.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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