Asian Games 2023 Men’s Kabaddi: India vs Chinese Taipei Live Updates
Team India will look to take one more step towards the gold medal.
Both the men’s and women’s kabaddi teams of India have reached the semifinals of the Asian Games 2023. The Indian men’s team secured their spot in the semifinals by defeating Thailand, while the women’s team also ensured their place in the semifinals by defeating Thailand. Now, the men’s team will face arch-rivals Pakistan in the semifinal, while the women’s team will compete against neighboring country Nepal.
The Indian team is in excellent form. When it comes to the men’s team, their victory over Thailand clearly demonstrates their outstanding form. Team India defeated Thailand 63-26, with Pawan Sehrawat and Navin Kumar delivering an impressive performance. Pawan Sehrawat has been leading the team brilliantly, and it’s noteworthy that when Team India secures a win, they give opportunities to young raiders rather than red-carding them, which has led to excellent practice for all the raiders. Additionally, Akash Shinde and Aslam Inamdar have also performed well. Akash Shinde earned 8 points, the highest among the raiders, while Sachin Tanwar has proven himself whenever he got a chance.
Nitesh Kumar could wreak havoc in defense.
Before the semifinal match, it was a positive development that experienced defender Nitesh Kumar is in form for Team India. He displayed a stellar defensive performance against Thailand, showcasing brilliant backholds and ankle holds, putting pressure on the Thai raiders. He secured eight tackle points, indicating his outstanding performance. Team India will hope for a similar display from him in the semifinal match.
India rested Surjeet Singh for this match and brought Sunil Kumar onto the mat. He may play in the next match as well. Pravesh Bhainswal also had a remarkable game, earning four tackle points. India’s defense is in good form before the knockout matches, making the team even more formidable.