Pro Kabaddi 2016 | Telugu Titans beat Dabang Delhi for third win of the season

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Pro Kabaddi 2016 | Telugu Titans beat Dabang Delhi for third win of the season

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Arun S Kaimal

07/10/2016

Telugu Titans grabbed their second win on the trot in Season 4 of the Pro Kabaddi League by beating Dabang Delhi 28-23 in match 27, on Friday. Nilesh Salunke starred for the Hyderabad team with 7 points, ably supported by Sandeep Dhull and skipper Rahul Chaudhari.

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The origins of this ancient sport of India dates back to the time of the epics. Even though there is no historical evidence as to when it really came into existence, it is considered to have been a part of the Mahabharata period. History says that the word Kabaddi might have originated from a Tamil word “kai-pidi” meaning “to hold hands”. However, similar meaning words are found to have existed even in the northern part of India. A type of game called Hu-Tu-Tu in the western part of India, Ha-Do-Do in the eastern areas and Chedugudu in southern India all have been found to be an early form of Kabaddi. With Kabaddi being a village sport, it also had its roots in the primeval idea of defending one's own territory.

Even though there are several versions of Kabaddi like the Gaminee, Amar, Sanjeevani and Punjabi, the International version of the game includes two teams of seven members facing off against each other in two halves of twenty minutes each and the winner is decided by points. With Kabaddi being a part of our culture, the sport was extremely popular in the past with India winning many titles at the Asian Games and the World Cup.

Read more about the rise of the ancient sport of Kabaddi

Also read: Pro Kabaddi has shown how to handle women's sport: Are you watching BCCI?

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