Kabaddi had been a lone discipline that once popped at least a medal in the Asian Games for Bangladesh but the present scenario has deviated afar.
Tuhin Tarafder has been representing the Bangladesh national kabaddi team for seven long years.
The men in red and green led the first half by 20-14 points after Chinese Taipei at one stage took a 7-6 points lead. Bangladesh extended their lead with two lonas in the second half before eventually completing a comfortable victory.
This was Bangladesh’s fifth win in five matches and they will face the runners up of group B in the first semifinal on Monday.
Defending champions Bangladesh notched up back-to-back victories in the Bangabandhu Cup International Kabaddi tournament with an emphatic 72-23 win over Argentina in Group A encounter at the Shaheed Noor Mohammad National Volleyball Stadium on Tuesday.
A total of 12 teams from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America, split into two groups, will be taking part in the tournament. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals and the top two Asian teams will earn a place at the 4th Kabaddi World Cup
Bangladesh, who won a bronze medal in the inaugural edition held in 2019, were drawn in Group C alongside India and Thailand, according to a press release from Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation.
Overlooked by high-rises on the outskirts of Hong Kong, a group of students practise body-slam tackles and vicious ankle-wrenches at weekly training for an unlikely sport: the ancient Indian game of kabaddi.
The final round of Bashundhara Presents Independence Cup Kabaddi tournament gets underway from tomorrow at the Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur with the participation of eight teams.