· STUNNED TO OBSERVE ZEST AND ZEAL FOR KABADDI IN PUNJAB
· KABADDI PLAYERS RECIVING AFFECTIONS LIKE MARADONA
· WOULD COME WITH FULL PREPARATION NEXT TIME
· EXPAND THE AMBIT OF KABADDI IN ARGENTINA BY INCREASING KABADDI CLUBS
CHANDIGARH/GURDASPUR, NOVEMBER 5 “The Punjabis have more sensational and enthusiastic spirit for their mother sport Kabaddi than the people of Argentina have for football. I was astonished to observe the zest and zeal of Punjabis towards Kabaddi and their warm hospitality to Kabaddi players. It was beyond our expectations that Punjabis could have such a wistful longing for Kabaddi.”
Mr. Ricardo Akooha, coach of Argentina Kabaddi team, stated this during a special interview describing the ambit of Kabaddi in their country. Mr. Akooha said that it was maiden participation of Argentina that the team was playing in 2nd Pearls World Cup Kabaddi in Punjab and they will come with full preparation to the next edition of World Cup Kabaddi since they had started Kabaddi from ground level.
Explaining the ambit of Kabaddi in Argentina, Mr. Ricardo said that presently there were 4 fully operational Kabaddi clubs in Argentina and this number would be increased in coming time. He said that to promote and expand this rustic game of Punjab in their country, Argentinean authorities were chalking out a strategy to invite international Kabaddi coaches from Punjab in future and give tough competitions to opponent teams. Disclosing about their nonparticipation in the previous edition of World Cup Kabaddi last year, Mr. Ricardo said that Argentinean players were hesitating, when they had got invitation from the Punjab Government for 1st World Kabaddi Cup but they have stunned to observe the warm hospitality of the state and its people for Kabaddi teams. “The people of Punjab love Kabaddi as the people of world love legendary footballer Diego Maradona,” he added.
Mr. Ricardo said that they have experienced, powerful players with long stamina but due to lack of Kabaddi techniques, they have lost with a big margin from Italy but they did not lose their spirit to fight. He said that in coming matches Argentinean players would definitely come out with good results by giving extraordinary performance as they were not use to play Kabaddi on mud ground.