From 17-21 down in the first half, Team India pulled off an amazing comeback to defeat Iran 38-29 to win the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Ajay Thakur stood out as the star performer for Team India by grabbing 12 points for his side.
The match saw a difficult start for team India as they lacked consistency in their defense.
Iran looked strong as they were ahead by 19-14, and the champions were struggling down the match. But soon, the adrenalin of the charismatic Indian players pumped up, as they performed a historic comeback in-front of their home crowd. Nitin Tomar stood out exceptionally well in the Indian defense and made sure he was there when his team needed him the most.
So let’s look out how the world reacted to this victory:
INDIAAA! CHAMPIONS! ???
— Kabaddi India (@KabaddiIndia) October 22, 2016
— Varun DAN Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) October 22, 2016
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 22, 2016
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) October 22, 2016
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 22, 2016
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) October 22, 2016
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 22, 2016
This is a great evening for Ajay Thakur and for India. Wonderful evening. This is coming home. #2016KabaddiWorldCup
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 22, 2016
World champions baby!!! #kabaddiworldcup2016 India, India!!
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) October 22, 2016
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) October 22, 2016
We at Essentially Sports are utterly proud of Team India’s performance and congratulate them as well as the whole nation on this historical win.!