Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi shower praises on Team India for winning Kabaddi World Cup

Team India overcame stiff resistance from Team Iran to win the Kabaddi World Cup for the third consecutive time, a great feat for the nation where the sport was originated.

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New Delhi, Oct 23 The "stellar" performance by Team India to win its third consecutive Kabaddi World Cup by defeating an equally powerful Team Iran on Saturday has left everyone impressed.

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From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, everyone is sending congratulatory messages to the members of the winning team and hailed their great effort to bring laurels to the country in the sport.

This is how the Prime Minister congratulated the team on Twitter:

In a statement, the Congress president hailed the team's performance as "stellar". She added the Indian team, with this victory, has upheld India's rightful place as the birth place of Kabaddi.

India fought off a tough challenge from Iran to win their third successive Kabaddi World Cup at the TransStadia Arena in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Indians overturned a first-half deficit with a superb second-half performance to win 38-29.

With the victory, India has won all the three Kabaddi World Cups held so far. They have beaten Iran in the finals of all the three editions.

India had earlier clinched the 2004 and 2007 editions of the Kabaddi World Cup.

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