Pro Kabaddi 2016 : Telugu Titans vs Jaipur Pink Panthers | Live scores, match centre, and commentary

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Pro Kabaddi 2016 : Telugu Titans vs Jaipur Pink Panthers | Live scores, match centre, and commentary

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Amlan Majumdar

07/29/2016

Telugu Titans take on Jaipur Pink Panthers in the second semifinal of the Pro Kabaddi League season 4 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday. Last Sunday, The Titans defeated Jaipur to book their place in the last four. The stage is now set for Jaipur to avenge that loss.

Click here to open our Match Centre in all it's full-screen glory and receive live updates and scores of what is expected to be a thrilling game of Kabaddi.

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.

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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

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