How Kabaddi became India's fastest growing sport | CNBC Sports

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How Kabaddi became India's fastest growing sport | CNBC Sports 5
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Kabaddi is the second most watched sport in India and is even growing internationally, so what’s all the buzz about and how do you play it? Tom Chitty went to India to find out.

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Pro Kabaddi League footage courtesy of Star Sports.



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The only sport which my grandparents watch with me😂😂😂😂

Author — Aadhi

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This looks so fun and exciting SOMEONE PLEASE BRING THIS TO THE U S OF A! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Author — Corner Click

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much fun. I want to do this...

Currently in Bali. I think I'll start a Kabaddi group... :)

Author — Tremain Bowman

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This game actually looks amazing to play... Now I just need to find 13 friends...

Author — Jan Bajec

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Kabaddi was always more popular just that you guys came about it now!

Author — Harkirtan Singh

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Foreign sports always make you realize just how odd all sports are really.

Author — Pure Rust

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During my school time, i lost 6 out of 7 buttons of shirt during my raid in one game. But i was successful to brought 4 opponents down.😅

Author — M B

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As a rugby player this seems like a great sport and I definitely want to give it a try

Author — Tobey Molenaar

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Finally, indians wont be only known for watching CRICKET. Love to see kabbadi getting coverage

Author — shubham tiwari

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I watched this on Sky a few months backs it was really entertaining even though I didn't understand it fully.

Author — Andy Forbes

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this looks so fun as someone from the Philiipines it reminds me of a game we used to play on the streets when we were young. I can see this going big in our country.

Author — Xavier T.

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I hope India can invite us Sri Lankans to participate in their teams like IPL. We play this during the New Year.

Author — Fadil Iqbal

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if kabbadi goes USA it will be enchanced in many ways. *COUGH* steroids

Author — darknightme

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Its popular in Nepal too.I guess once it was regarded as the national game but no professional teams and players here🙁

Author — Just Clash it

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Im from Canada and I could see myself watching this

Author — Nathaniel van den Heuvel

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I'm also a kabaddi player💓😍 I play for my district

Author — Trying To Fly

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So much Indian content on the CNBC 'International'. Don't mind me, loving the attention. ;)

Author — Saurabh Gadekar

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First time I saw Kabaddi in an indian restaurant I had to ask the waiter "what the hell is this game, i have no idea what is happening"

Author — Melpheos1er

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Yeah Kabbadi has always been the most popular local sport and now it's good to see that it's getting the fame it deserves! :)

Author — Mirrorwarrior

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This looks incredibly fun, I'd like to try it with some friends.

Author — Eudaldo A.