Kabaddi Masters 2018 India Vs Pakistan highlights
- India won 36-20
- This was the opening match of the tournament
- This is the tournament’s inaugural year
The inaugural Kabaddi Masters Championship was declared open in the best way possible with India and Pakistan squaring off for the opening match. A world famous sports rivalry that never fails to disappoint when the two take to the pitch given the political history between the two nations was the perfect way to commence the event organised by the International Kabaddi Federation in partnership with Star India Pvt Ltd and Dubai Sports Council. Coming back to Kabaddi Masters 2018 India Vs Pakistan highlights, it was a schooling by India to their inferior opponents who were left leaving the match with their tail between their legs. A 16 point win saw India trash their arch sub-continent rivals by 36-20 to open their tournament with a win.
India’s Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore unveiled the trophy in presence of Bollywood actor and Jaipur Pink Panthers Pro Kabaddi League franchise owner Abhishek Bachchan before the match go underway. A exquisitely and astonishingly crafted trophy was unveiled to the world, one that all participating nations will defiantly want to get their hands on.
A packed Al-Wasl Sports Complex was treated to fine Kabaddi by the world’s best team in the world. And it was no other then Indian skipper Ajay Thakur who led the Indian side’s brilliant play. Thakur was at his best as he guided India a commendable 22-9 lead at the break. It was a clinical performance by India in the opening half of the game, one that India started off slowly but steadily got into the grove. They changed gears quicker then Pakistan could blink to destabilise the Pakistanis and race to a 13 point lead at the end of the half. There was no looking back from there for the Indians who were in no mood to spare Pakistan any mercy. Thakur scored 15 raid points and was equally strong in tackle which fetched the team 12 more points to give India a comfortable victory in the first match of the much anticipated tournament.
Giving full credit to Thakur for his fine showing, India Coach Srinivas Reddy said: “He broke both their corners and dismantled their defence early on.”
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