The Indian men’s kabaddi team, known for its dominance in the sport, has emerged victorious in an impressive seven out of eight editions of the prestigious continental competition held so far. However, in the year 2003, Iran showcased their prowess and clinched the title.
As the kabaddi enthusiasts eagerly await the Asian Kabaddi Championship 2023, which will take place in the vibrant city of Busan, Republic of Korea, from June 27 to 30, it is a momentous occasion as the continental championship makes its long-awaited return after a hiatus of six years. The tournament, widely anticipated by fans and players alike, will witness six nations, including India, Iran, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Hong Kong, competing fiercely for the coveted title.
All the electrifying matches of this thrilling kabaddi spectacle will be conveniently live-streamed for enthusiastic fans across India to enjoy every adrenaline-pumping moment. The tournament will follow a gripping single-legged round-robin format, allowing each team a fair chance to showcase their skills.
The two top-performing teams after the intense league phase will clash in an epic final showdown on July 30, determining the ultimate champion. As the defending champions, the Indian men’s kabaddi team carries the weight of expectations as they prepare to embark on their campaign.
In the exhilarating opening match, India will face off against Korea, while Iran and Chinese Taipei will engage in an equally enthralling battle in the tournament’s opener earlier in the day. Reflecting the depth of talent in the Indian squad, the 12-member kabaddi team for the Busan meet comprises some of the finest players from the highly competitive Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
Spearheading the Indian attack will be the exceptional raider, Arjun Deshwal, who showcased his prowess as the leading raider in the previous PKL season. Joining him in the offensive ranks are seasoned raiders Naveen Kumar and Pawan Sehrawat, who possess the ability to turn the tide in their team’s favor with their exceptional skills.
The Indian defense, known for its resilience and strength, will be fortified by the presence of stalwart players such as Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Surjeet Singh, and Nitesh Kumar, whose unwavering determination and tactical brilliance make them a formidable force to reckon with on the kabaddi mat.