AMRITSAR ( India) In a match where there was all tactics of negativity and cheatings were used and in the match that was declared closed abruptly, minutes before its prescribed and legitimate finish time, India took pride in lifting the World Kabaddi Cup here in Friday, with the help of own umpires and own officials.
It would not be wrong to say that it was not the world Kabaddi Cup that India lifted but was the World Cheating Cup title that India retained for the 5th time. He Final of the so-called World Cup of traditional Punjabi folk support Kabaddi, a local version of Western Wrestling, was played between arch rivals Pakistan and India. Pakistan team, right from the beginning, started to play with a great dominance f and achieved points’ lead in the very first quarter and managed to maintain this sizeable till the start of the fourth and the final quarter. Their raiders were unstoppable while their defender turned out to be too hot to handle by India raiders. However, in the final moments of the last and final moments of the last quarter, umpires started showing a strange attitude and the Indian players, just like the scripts of the third rated Bollywood movies, suddenly became supernatural. The not only equalized the four to five points lead of Pakistan but also managed in posting a sudden and invisible lead of three points over Pakistani team in blink of an eye and the moment they scored these points, the umpires announced a sudden close of play while there were still minutes to go according to the prescribed rules.
Indian players were found using oil on their bodies in the later part of the match and the incident was reported to the match officials but no action was taken over this foul play while the umpires continued to threaten Pakistani players of penalties while Pakistani players were not even allowed to drink water with no such prohibition for Indian side
One wonders that when the Indian team, at no stage throughout the match could establish dominance, how it became so wonderful in the last few minutes? The most interesting aspect of this cheating-full event is that all the cheating took place in front of the live cameras and millions of millions of people watched cl3early this cheating happening, yet Indian officials, Indian players and Indian media showed no shame and rather took a great pride for the same.
Oct 27, 2016 0
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