The world of sports is like a war zone for every person connected to it, where the pressure is to win the game is not on the players but also the supporters. It may be any sport that interests you, but the efforts put in every sports field is equal. Every game has its own rules, regulations, tricks and techniques which differentiate them from each other.
Games are of two types - indoor and outdoor - and among the list of outdoor games, kabaddi is one of the more impressive to watch. Mainly there are four forms of kabaddi played, and they are Amar, Suranjeevi, huttuttoo, and Gamine. This is a contact sport that originated in ancient India. It was mainly played in village areas of India, but now slowly and steadily it has been recognised on an international level.
Though this game became popular after a long time, it has a vast and exciting history.
Winners of kabaddi: After kabaddi had gained its popularity, it was played and recognised at international games. Many may not know that India has taken part in four Asian games in the field of kabaddi and won all of them. It was an honour for India to be the champions of their own originated sport. To this day, India's men's national team has won all the seven world cups and the Asian gold medals.
State game of more than one Indian state: Though it is believed that this game originated from Tamil Nadu, still many other states also claim that this sport was originated from their state. So, other than Tamil Nadu state Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana has also declared it as their state sport. If you hail from India, if you are not capable to play the sport and want to earn from it, you can do it via kabaddi betting sites.
Kabaddi at Olympics: This sport was introduced to the world at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Later on, it was presented at the Indian National Games at Calcutta.
Women's kabaddi team: Matching with the men's team, the Indian women's team has also won all the global meets in kabaddi. They were also the winners of kabaddi at Asian Games. Women's kabaddi event was first held at Calcutta in 1995, though it took them 15 years to gain recognition after that they have been the winners.
Kabaddi roots from Mahabharata: Many may not know the fact that our kabaddi game also has its origins from Mahabharata. Kabaddi's source can be tracked from the time of the epic mythological saga of Mahabharata. Historians claim that kabaddi is mentioned in Mahabharata during Abhimanyu's battle with Kauravas. Buddhist literature indicates that this sport was also played by Lord Gautam Buddha.
These were some of the interesting facts that describe the history of kabaddi. Still, there are many more interesting facts about this game which tells the importance of this sport. Though it was originated in India now, it is globally recognised and played.