Badal, who is credited with popularizing kabaddi internationally, made his pitch for the Olympics after the Indian team beat Pakistan 53-38 to win the Circle Style Championship title at Tabriz in Iran.
India also thumped Pakistan last year to win the third kabaddi World Cup, having also won the 2004 and 2007 World Cups. Nine nations competed at the 2010 World Cup, including the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK.
Another World Cup is expected to be held in Punjab this month, according to a PTI article. It seems too soon to have one again, but when you’ve been dominating the world, why wait three years to do it again?
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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