As the season of Kabaddi games is approaching, we know that the fans of 11wickets.com are curious to know where the roots for the sport lie. Kabaddi is primarily an Indian game and popular as Game of Masses. The game is very popular, simple and also the rules are easily understandable. However, strong evidence states that the game is 4,000 years old. But still very few people know about its origin.
India fantasy kabaddi is a simple and economical game. It does not require a huge playing area or any costly equipment. It is basically an outdoor sports player play on a clay court or a synthetic surface.
The sport originated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other forms of kabaddi fantasy game originated in northern parts of India. The modern kabaddi introduced in the Indian National Games at Calcutta in 1938.
Sundar Ram of India introduced and popularized the game in Japan during 1979. He was touring Japan on behalf of Asian Amateur Kabaddi Federation for two months to introduce the game. The first Asian Kabaddi Championship was held in 1980.
Different names of the game
Nowadays the HTT is known by different names. Fans call Hu-Tu-Tu in Western India, Chedugudu in Southern India, Kabaddi in Northern India and Ha-Do-Do in Eastern India. The duration of the game is 35 minutes with 5 minutes break in between to change the sides.
The two teams occupy opposite halves of a field and take turns sending a raider into the other half to win points by tackling members of the other team. The raider then attempts to return to his own team holding his breath and saying “Kabaddi” during the whole raid.
At the international team version of kabaddi, two teams each with seven members occupy opposed halves of a field of 10m by 8m (for women) and 11m by 13 m (for men) and each team has three extra players in reserve. Participants play the game with 20-minute halves and a five-minute break during which the teams exchange sides.
Teams take turn sending a raider to the opposite team where the goal is to tag members of the opposite team before returning to his own team. Tag members go out and sent off the field for the time being. Meanwhile, the defender must make a chain, by connecting hands. If the chain breaks down, a member of the defending team go off. The aim of the defender is to stop the raider from returning to his side before taking a breath.
The sports fantasy kabaddi can also be played in three different forms like Amar, Gemini and Sanjeevani. Let us discuss these forms in detail.
This form of kabaddi played based on points scored by both sides. The playfield has no particular measurements and nine to eleven players add up to each of the teams. The main advantage of this form of the game is that the cover players remain in the court throughout the match and are able to give their best performance.
This form of kabaddi played with 9 players on either side. The main attribute of this form of kabaddi is that a player is putting out to remain out until all the team members are putting on. The team which is successful in putting out all the players of the opposite team secure a point.
This form is closest to the present game. In this, the players put out and re-energized. The team that puts out all the players on the opponent’s side scores four extra points. The winning team is the one that scores maximum points at the end of 40 minutes.
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