INDIA – PAKISTAN KABADDI (ASIAN GAMES)
At the North Asian games held in 1900, India won the Gold Medal while Pakistan took third place.
In the next version, Pakistan was defeated by India 42-20 in the group stage.
The 1998 version in Bangkok saw India win with a 17-9 victory over their traditional rivals.
At the Busan Asian Games, the Indian champion won with a score of 37-7 before the Pakistani winner.
The 2006 edition of the Asian Games, India far surpassed Pakistan 35-23 to once again be the champions.
The Indian champion won a third Pakistani team in the 2010 Asian Games.
Pakistan once again placed its claim on a bronze medal while India laid its hands on coveted gold in its first consecutive appearance in the Olympic Games.
During the 2010 South Asian Games, the last game saw a fierce Indian-Pakistan rematch, where India finally emerged victorious.
INDIA PAKISTAN KABADDI (NETWORK STYLE)
India has won every single version of the Circle Style World Cup, with Pakistan claiming silver four times.
Pakistan’s Arch rivals were defeated by India in a successive final: 58-24 in 2010, 59-25 in 2012, 48-39 in 2013 and 45-42 in 2014.
The 2014 fight was a tightly organized match, but the crime of playing badly against the champions finally caught the attention of the world. Given the allegations of biased marring gameplay, the 2014 games are still one of the most controversial in recent sports history.
Star Sports’s unique initiative – Star Sports Pro Kabaddi – brought players from Pakistan to partner with Indians at the tournament. Two Pakistani players – Waseem Sajjad and Nasir Ali – were registered by Patna Pirates for Pro Kabaddi’s 2015 season. Waseem Sajjad is also part of the 2014 edition, while Nasir Ali is included in the second season.
So much so that the Kabaddi World Cup is a much-anticipated sporting event in the world stage now. Founded in 2004, the World Cup hosted four successful editions. With consecutive championships in Mumbai, Panvel and Ahmedabad, the 2019 event will be the first to appear abroad in Dubai.
International Kabaddi Federation Chairman Janardan Singh Gehlot called the move to Dubai an aim to make the sport more global while incorporating diversity into its world.