Ahmedabad:India suffered a shock defeat in the inaugural match of the ongoing Kabaddi World Cup as they were upstaged 32-34 by South Korea here on Friday.
The Koreans, who were trailing by seven points at one stage, capitalised on a few defensive errors towards the end to stage a superb comeback and clinch victory in the last two minutes.
Jang Kun Lee produced a terrific performance in the last two minutes to turn the game in his team’s favour. South Korea looked down and out in the second half but recovered strongly to record a famous win over the hosts. Anup Kumar scored eight points for India but it wasn’t enough for his team.
It was a slow start by both teams as they exchanged empty raids in the first three minutes. Dharmaraj Cheralathan scored the first defence point for India in the 2nd minute.
The Korean defence sent Rahul Chaudhry to the bench in fourth minute as the visitors led 3-2.