Kabaddi Masters: India thrashes Pakistan, again

India reaffirmed its status as the tournament favourite with a second straight group stage victory over Pakistan.

Pakistan's Mudassar Ali (green jersey) attempts a raid against India in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 on Jun 25.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India shut out Pakistan 41-17 in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018, at Al Wasl SC here on Monday. India’s status as tournament favourite remained unchallenged, as the side recorded a second straight group stage victory over Pakistan.

A ‘Super Raid’ by Rohit Kumar, early in the encounter, gave India a 12-3 lead, and there was no looking back from there. A few minutes later, Rohit landed a hard side-kick to Nasir Ali’s stomach, which left the Pakistan skipper down for the count on the mat.

Ali was forced to take a medical timeout, which affected Pakistan’s chances of making a comeback.

Earlier, Iran edged out South Korea 31-27 in an exciting outing.

The results:

Iran bt South Korea 31-27; India bt Pakistan 41-17.

(The writer is in Dubai on invitation from Star Sports)