Kabaddi is a contact sport based on wrestling that originated in early India
Kabaddi is a contact sport based on wrestling that originated in early India. It is the national game of Nepal and Bangladesh, and the state game of Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab in India. The game is also played among the youth of Pakistan.
Kabaddi initially came from the northern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, and became popular throughout South Asia, and has also spread to Southeast Asia, Japan and Iran. It is the national game of Bangladesh where it is known as Hadudu. It is the state game of Tamil Nadu where it is said to be founded as Sadugudu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra in India.
It is played by the British Army for fun, to keep fit and as an enticement to recruit soldiers from the British Asian community.
India won the 2013 Kabaddi World Cup held at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, (Punjab) India.