Kabaddi is an exciting and dynamic sport that originated in India. It is, without a doubt, the ideal game for adrenaline junkies. In Bangladesh, the game is known as Hadudu, in the Maldives as Baibalaa, and in Maharashtra as Hututu. It is one of the few sports in which no equipment is required. Kabaddi rules are as straightforward as the sport itself.
What Is Kabaddi, and How Do I Play It?
Kabaddi is a contact sport in which two teams battle against each other in a contest. The game’s origins can be traced back to ancient Indian history, as it was first conceived in South India.
The International Kabaddi Federation governs the game on a global level, while the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) governs it on a national one. There are two major formats in the game: international and Indian. Sanjeevani, Gaminee, Amar, and Punjabi are the four main styles in the Indian format.
Kabaddi is a sport that is performed at Asian and South Asian Games. Aside from that, there are various international kabaddi tournaments, including the Women’s Kabaddi World Cup, Men’s Kabaddi World Cup, World Kabaddi League, and the renowned domestic Pro Kabaddi League. Rakesh Kumar, Anup Kumar, and Manjit Chillar are some of the sport’s legends.
A raider can’t perform a lot of things, for example
- The raider must say ‘Kabaddi, Kabaddi’ at their own pace throughout the raid and ensure that they can’t be interrupted.
- The raider is not permitted to enter the lobbies without a touch point.
- On the mat, no physical violence is permitted at any moment.
- Once a raider has been dashed out/tackled on the mat, he or she is not allowed to cross the midline.
- All Out: This is a stage in the game when the opposing team sends all of the team’s players off. At this time, the opposing team receives bonus points (2 in Pro Kabaddi).
- Super Raid: occurs when the raider effectively eliminates three or more defenders. (A mega raid is also known as a bonus point + 2 defenders out situation.)
- Super Tackle: A super tackle occurs when the defending team successfully tackles the raider with three or fewer defenders on the field. The defending team receives extra points (1 in Pro Kabaddi, hence the defending team gets 2 points instead of 1 point in a normal scenario for their efforts).
Following things need to be kept in mind
- Players who exit are forced to sit on the sitting block and can only return in the same order in which they exited.
- The Bonus Line is only active when the opposing side has 6 or more players on the field.
- The raider must cross the baulk/check line with one foot in the air and the other in the air to make the raid valid.
- The raider tries to tag members of the opposing team and run back to his side; if he makes it back safely, each player he touches is worth one point to his team.
- When the defending team has 6 or 7 defenders, the raider must cross the baulk/check line with one foot in the air and the other in the air to get an additional point.
- The raid has a time constraint of 30 seconds. If the raider does not reach his half within the time limit, he is sent out, and the opposing team is awarded one point.
- The purpose of the Defending Team is to prevent the raider from tagging you and crossing the midline again. This can be accomplished by either fleeing or physically detaining him by tackling or grabbing him.
- A raider’s clothes, hair, or any other part of his body other than his limbs and chest may not be grasped or held. If the referee finds that any of these are being done, the raider receives a technical point.
- A point is awarded to the defending team if they successfully tackle the raider and prevent him from returning.
- The third raider is eliminated if a team has three unproductive(empty) raids in a row. During a raid, an empty raid occurs when a raider does not score any points (or loses points). Even if a raider does not tag anyone, the raid counts as genuine if he can cross the baulk line and return to his side of the court.
- Members are revived in the order in which they were eliminated, and bringing back players out of order earns the opposing team a point.