Credit for its development should go to all stakeholders, officials, and people who worked hard behind the scenes to create a strong sporting ecosystem in Kabaddi.
Kabaddi has grown to be one of the most popular sports in India.
In this article, we’ll go into more detail regarding India’s team for the Junior World Kabaddi Championship:
It should be mentioned that each of these players was chosen based on their great performance in the recently finished PKL season 9. Before we continue and reveal the full team.
The head coach and assistant coach, respectively, are Anup Kumar and Sanjeev Baliyan.
A camp was held in Gujarat with an initial participation of 30 players, but only 15 made it to the final cut, of which 12 were selected for the main squad and the remaining three were selected for the reserve squad.
There has been controversy sparked on social media as no player belonging from the state of Tamil Nadu have made it to India’s squad which shouldn’t be the case.
Ultimately the players who are selected for India needs our backing and support.
Manjeet's show-stealing performance 🆚 Shrikant's roaring attack ⚔️
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) February 23, 2023
When we closely observe players list there is only one all rounder and remaining players selected plays as defender and all rounder.
The complete list of players who are selected to represent Men in Blue in the form of a description below:
Raiders: Narender Kandola, Jai Bhagwan, Manjeet Sharma, Manu Deshwal, and Abhijit Malik
Defenders: Ankush Rathee, Ashish Malik, Sachin, Rohit Kumar, Vijyanth Jaglan, and Yogesh Dahiya
All-Rounders: Sagar Kumar
Reserves: Partheek Dahiya, Vinay Redhu, and Ashish.
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— INDIAN KABADDI TEAM (@IndianKabaddi) October 22, 2016
The second edition of this prestigious event will take place in Iran from February 26 to March 5, 2023. 16 nations will participate, including Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Uganda, Germany, Estonia, and Azerbaijan.
The first Junior Kabaddi World Championship had 14 teams in all, and Iran won it by defeating Kenya.