British Army takes up kabaddi to avenge cricket losses to India

January 2nd, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 1 (ANI): While England has not been winning any major cricket or football events, the British Army is working hard on the ancient Asian sport of kabaddi to defeat their Indian counterparts.

The sport initially started in Britain to attract recruits from Asian communities, but it lately became such a hit that the team gave the Indian army’’s national squad a tough game.

Ashok Das, who coaches the Army team, has even predicted on Indian national television that a future English national team would be the best in the world at the game, which caused consternation in India.

They said to me, You are Indian, aren”t you ashamed to do this to your country? the Telegraph quoted Das as saying.

I said, I was Indian, now I am British, I have to pay back my country. They are not winning at football, now they will win at kabaddi, he added. (ANI)

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