Pakistan has won Kabaddi World cup for the first time after beating India. Pakistan defeated India 43-41 in 2020 Kabaddi World Cup final at Punjab Stadium in Lahore on Sunday.

The hosts trailed 24-18 at half time but clawed their way back in the second period to become the new world champions. Pakistan, who had lost four world cup finals to India, became fifth time lucky, edging out their arch-rivals in a hotly contested affair, truly befitting of the the final.

Captain Muhammad Irfan aka Manna Jutt and star raider Shafiq Chishti were the star performers for the champions, rarely ever missing a raiding opportunity. The team completed a lap of honour after the match, celebrating as the fans roared in their favour.