The 19th Asian Games, which are set to begin on September 23, 2023, are just around the way. Kabaddi action will start on October 1 and end on October 6 among the numerous thrilling sports on show.
At the Asian Games in 2023, 11 teams will play in two groups within the men’s kabaddi competition. Bangladesh, India, South Korea, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, as well as Nepal are among the nations that make up this competition this year.
The squad was undefeated at the Asian Kabaddi Championships, winning all five league games and the championship match against Iran 42-32. India won their sixth Asian Championship title in this way. India’s confidence would definitely increase with this victory going ahead of the Asian Games.
The Indian squad performed admirably across the board at the Asian Championships in 2023. The energetic Pawan Kumar Sehrawat took the lead and finished first on the raiders list with an incredible 42 points.
The team’s strong defence is another prominent strength. They demonstrated their capacity to thwart rival raids at the Asian Championships 2023. Nitesh Kumar as well as Sunil Kumar rose to the occasion because they made significant tackle points.
The 12 athletes in the current team did not participate for India in the 2018 competition. This lack of expertise with the demands of the Asian Games could be a problem, particularly when competing against opponents who have participated in such high-profile tournaments.
Indian athletes on the rise will have an incredible platform to display their abilities in the 2023 Asian Games. Arjun Deshwal, who won the Pro Kabaddi League 9 Most Valuable Player award, made his Asian Kabaddi Championships debut for India and had a big effect. He scored an incredible 26 raid points in the tournament and made a name for himself.
In the past, India’s only Kabaddi competitors have been Iran and South Korea. India, though, has a great chance to win another gold medal considering their present condition and training.