Pakistan won the 2nd Asia Cup Kabbadi title in an unfinished thrilling final by 40-31 as the Indian team forfeited the tie on a technical objection raised by the hosts on Monday under lights before a full house of nearly thirty thousand spectators. The traditional team sport, in which players try to tag opponents while holding their breath, is hugely popular in the Punjab provinces of both countries and is putting down roots among expatriates in other Asian countries. – Photos by AFP

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Pakistani kabbadi fans cheer during the India versus Pakistan Kabaddi Asia Cup final match in Lahore late on November 5, 2012.

Pakistani kabbadi team captain Musharraf Javed (Left) receives the trophy from Indian Punjab state Deputy Chief Cinister Sukhbir Singh Badal after the final of the Kabaddi Asia Cup in Lahore late on November 5, 2012.

A Pakistani kabbadi player reacts during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match against India in Lahore late on November 5, 2012.

Pakistani kabbadi players celebrate their victory over India during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match in Lahore.

A Pakistani kabbadi player (Right) is tackled by his Indian opponent during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match.

A Pakistani kabbadi player (2nd Left) attempts to tag his Indian opponents during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match.

A Pakistani kabbadi player (Centre) is tackled by his Indian opponent during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match in Lahore late on November 5, 2012.

A Pakistani kabbadi player (2nd Left) attempts to tag his Indian opponents during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match in Lahore late on November 5, 2012.

An Indian kabbadi player (Right) attemps to tag Pakistani opponents during the Kabaddi Asia Cup final match in Lahore late on November 5, 2012.

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sandeep
Nov 07, 2012 04:22am
See how many games , customs , culture, celebration are in common with we ppl.. Rather than sharing and enjoying and celebration these we all fight in the name of religion :( just to portray other is wrong .. :(
Ali
Nov 06, 2012 05:06pm
Pakistan zindabad
Inaam
Nov 07, 2012 06:44am
win is not important, sportsman spirit with presentation of good game is most important.
sanjay negi
Nov 08, 2012 05:21am
Wow, kabaddi kabaddi kabaddi hahahaahaha ...
Syed
Nov 06, 2012 10:41am
Well done Pakistan!!!!
Farooq Malik
Nov 06, 2012 10:17am
Well done boys. Proud of you
Oz
Nov 06, 2012 04:08pm
ballay ballay ballay... Kudos for keeping our culturel sports alive..!!
asrar kamboh
Nov 06, 2012 05:29pm
oh great ge
Usman
Nov 07, 2012 07:09am
When India and Pakistan compete, immense emotions are involved. I personally felt it while watching this match. The devotion and passion from either side made it more interesting. May be I am wrong but when I watch our cricket team in a game, the passion in not there anymore. There is always a hint of guys not putting their 100%, does anyone else feel that???
qasim butt
Nov 06, 2012 05:14pm
sheer jawan pakistan day
Lodhi
Nov 06, 2012 04:52pm
Paki Power!!!
Nasser
Nov 07, 2012 12:21am
Well played India. Please do come back again. Pleasure... Nasser :-)