Do you know which is the is one Indian game where we have ruled the world? It’s kabaddi! No one has defeated us ever in any big international kabaddi games so far.
Moreover, we have grown older with the chants of kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi. However, over years, this chant has grown fainter and fainter as other sports have been more dominating in the scenario. Thus, a few years ago, came the Indian kabaddi fantasy league games.
The desi game has recently turned into a kabaddi fantasy game. It has become a prominent new taste for the sports lovers. So, when you are enjoying the thrill of this game at 11wickets.com we are sharing some interesting facts about kabaddi. Therefore, these facts will make you love this game even more.
Popular sport from ancient time
Kabaddi is one of the most popular games right from ancient India, which kings and fighters had played.
Reference in Mahabharata
In Mahabharata, Arjuna had acquired a unique skill to furtive into enemies’ zone kill them. And he safely came back to his place. Thus, the concept of “Chakarvyuh” is somehow similar to it. And, we have read Arjuna as the only one in Pandavas who skilled to crash the Chakarvyuh effortlessly.
Reference in Buddhist literature
As per the reference of Buddhist literature, Buddha used to play Kabaddi for recreational motives.
Kai-pidi – a Tamil word
In addition to all, the word ‘Kabaddi’ has come from a Tamil word, Kai-pidi, which means ‘holding hands’
Different names of kabaddi
In southern India, people call kabaddi in the name of “Chedugudu.” Moreover, in some parts of the north, it is “Kaunbada.” In the eastern parts, it is Ha-Do-Do and in the western region, it is Hu-Tu-Tu.
Indian are most successful in the sport
Indian men and women’s team are the most successful teams won all Asian championships and world cup.
State game of numerous Indian States
Kabaddi is state game of Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab.
Nation game of two nations
Kabaddi is the National game of Bangladesh and Nepal.
4 styles of kabaddi play
In India, people play Kabaddi in four different styles; Sanjeevani, Gaminee, Amar and Punjabi.
First-time national exposure in 1926
In 1926 Berlin Olympics, Kabaddi was demonstrated by India and it received national exposure for the first time.
Formation of All India Kabaddi Federation
The All India Kabaddi Federation came into existence during 1950 and sketched the rules and regulations for the game further it reconstituted as the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India in 1973.
First Asian Kabaddi Championship
The first Asian Kabaddi Championship was held in 1980 and India won the championship against Bangladesh in the finals.
First National tournament
The first National tournament for Kabaddi was held in Chennai for Men’s team.
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