India defeat Pakistan to lift Kabaddi World Cup
Ludhiana: India beat Pakistan 48-39 to emerge champions of the fourth World Cup Kabaddi played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here Saturday night.
Defending champion India retained the title fourth consecutive term defeating arch-rival Pakistan with a margin of nine points.
Besides, the winner`s trophy, the hosts bagged a cash award of Rs two crore while Pakistan got the runners-up trophy and Rs one crore.
The best raider and stopper of the game, both from the Indian team, were awarded tractors.
In the first-half it was a tiff battle between the two sides. However, as the match progressed India slowly started dominating and finally outsmarted the Pakistani outfit.
Braving cold weather, chief guest of the final Pakistan`s Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and other dignitaries were present till the match concluded close to midnight.
Sharif, Badal and Sukhbir Singh distributed prizes to the teams.