Indian men give kabaddi lesson to England
In their quest to retain the coveted trophy, mighty Indian men's team served a stern warning against their opponents by registering an authentic 57-28 verdict against England in Pool A fixture of the 3rd Pearls World Cup Kabaddi 2012 at the Sports Stadium here today.
Well-balanced Indian team proved too superior in their raids as well as catching against a young English squad who tried to match their rivals in the initial stages of the game. England, who had beaten Denmark by 58-25 in their opening match, suffered their first defeat. The hosts were playing their first match today.
Indian raiders Manjinder Sran and Balram Singh scored 10 points each whereas Malwinder Gobindpura, Sukhdev Sukhi and Sukhbir Sarawan got 8, 4 and 2 point, respectively.
Indian stoppers Ekam and Gurjit Gogo scored 7 point each.
Sukhwinder Kahlwan, Gurpreet Gopi and Yadwinder clinched 5, 2 and 2, respectively. Jaskarn, Gurdev Gopi and Inderjit got 8, 6 and 4 point, respectively for England. Their catchers Sandeep Namal and Jagtar Singh Jassa earned 5 and 3 points, respectively.
Playing their second match in Pool A, Denmark registered their first victory as they outclassed Afghanistan by 55-33 points. At the end of the first half Denmark were leading with point difference of 30-15. Denmark's raiders Daljinder Pal Singh, Jaspes Emil scored 1 3 and 11 points, respectively whereas stopper Dhannraj Singh, Jasraj Toor and Jaswinder Bhola got 8, 5 and 5 point, respectively.
Raiders Saifulla and Nazib Alla Garzeji clinched 7 point each and raiders Parvaiz Sakhizada and Sapiulla scored 6 and 2 point, respectively, to reduce the margin for Afghanistan.
Stopper Teressa set a new world record by registering 17 points in a single match as Denmark outclassed Canada by 47-16 in Pool A as the matches in the women's section began on the fifth day of the ongoing WCK Punjab-2012. Denmark's raider Ree contributed six valuable points.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated the match between Denmark and Afghanistan. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurated the match between women teams of Denmark and Canada.