Kabaddi one game where we have ruled the world. No one’s defeated us at any big international tournament. Kabaddi, Kabaddi Kabaddi is a chant many of us grew up hearing. But over the years, the chant grew fainter as other sports dominated our mindscape. Then came along Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League last year and everyone started talking Kabaddi again. With the sport being celebrated globally, this is an ideal time to have a look at some of the sport’s lesser-known facts. Here are 5 interesting things you may not know about kabaddi:
1) 4000 years old young game
The origins of kabaddi can be traced back to around 4,000 years ago in ancient India, if one is to believe historians. The game has been mentioned in many mythological epics, the most significant of which is its reference in the Mahabharata during Abhimanyu’s battle with the Kauravas. Buddhist literature also reveals that Lord Gautama Buddha also played this sport, often for recreation.