Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:47 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:28 AM
There were some great sports on display, Kabbadi being one of them.
The one that sticks in my memory was of about 50 men all wearing "traditional" clothing, 3/4 length white loose cotton smock type tops over baggy white cotton trousers, standing in a circle chanting and clapping in unison and at seemingly random moments two guys, one from each side of the circle would rush to the centre, slap each other about the head, shoulders and upper body while the rest of the group went mad clapping, screaming, cheering etc and then they's turn round and go back to their places.
To this day I have no idea what it was about, whether you scored points, if it was a team activity or individual or what but I have seldom been so entertained or seen participants so clearly enjoying themselves.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:40 AM
Edited by Futtocks, 20 December 2012 - 11:41 AM.
"I always enjoyed it more if there was a body or two lying about, it made the job a bit more interesting" Vince Karalius
Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:20 AM
That's what I think. However, when I watched the way Ikram Butt avoided tackles, I often wondered if he got the technique from playing Kabaddi.
It's basically tig with knobs on.
Edited by Trojan, 21 December 2012 - 11:21 AM.
“Few thought him even a starter.There were many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM, CH and OM. An Earl and a Knight of the Garter.”
Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:30 PM