Kabaddi in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Anup Kumar announces his retirement

Arjuna awardee Anup Kumar, the legendary kabaddi player and India’s World Cup-winning captain, has announced his retirement with immediate effect on 19th December 2018. He began his international career in 2006 at the South Asian Games in Sri Lanka. He captained the National team in 2014 and it was during his tenure that the team ..

Indian Kabaddi team clinchs 2018 Kabaddi Masters Dubai title

Indian Kabaddi team clinched the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 title by defeating Iran 44-26 in the summit clash in Dubai on June 30. In a battle between the top two sides of the world, the three-time world champions did not give Iran any ground to recover with Captain Ajay Thakur and youngster Monu Goyat led ..

Types of Kabaddi

Kabaddi is an ancient game played in several parts of India, and its origin is traced from Indian mythology {for example- Abhimanyu invented in during Mahabharata battle}. In different parts of India, different forms of this game evolved; and modern Kabaddi is basically a synthesis of these different types of games. In India, still four ..

Indian men’s national wins 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships

Indian men’s national Kabaddi team has won the gold medal at the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships after defeating Pakistan in the final by 36-22 under the captaincy of Ajay Thakur in Gorgan, Iran on November 26, 2017. Beside this, Indian women’s national team has also won gold medal at the Asian Kabaddi Champions 2017 by ..

Patna Pirates (PTP) wins 5th edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2017

Patna Pirates (PTP) has won the 5th edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) by defeating Gujarat Fortunegiants in the final by 55-38 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is their third consecutive Pro Kabaddi title. The PTP team is led by Pardeep Narwal and coached by Ram Mehar Singh. The ..

Indian women Kabaddi and Basketball teams clinch Gold in Asian Beach Games, China

Indian women’s Kabaddi team won Gold by defeating Thailand in the finals of the 3rd Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China.  Indian women team also bagged gold in basketball. Indian men’s kabbadi team clinched Bronze medal.

Indian women win Kabaddi World Cup

Indian Women Kabbadi Team won the first women’s kabaddi World Cup title. They defeated Iran 25-19 in the finals at the Patlipura Sports Complex in Kankerbagh. The Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar awarded the trophy to Indian Women’s Team Captain Mamata Pujari.  

India beats Pakistan to lift Asian Kabaddi Title

Indian Kabaddi team beat Pakistan to lift its first-ever Circle Style Asian Kabaddi title at Tabriz in Iran. This was the first time that the championship was played outside India. 8 nations participated in the championship. Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who popularized the conventional game at international level, cited that the Asia ..