When it comes to Kabaddi in Asian Games, competing nations barring India play for the silver medal, as it is given that the Indian team would walkaway with the gold medal. One may call this over-confidence, but history suggests India can boast itself to such extent. India, ever since the inception of Kabaddi (1990) in the Asian Games has dominated the sport, like no other, winning all the gold medals in the offing, including women's gold medal in 2010.
Indian grapplers put up an impressive performance in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow with 13 medals in their kitty. It would be a great achievement, if India wins the same or more number of medals during the upcoming Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea, as it is the Asian nations, which dominate wrestling. The 2014 Asian Games is set to take place from September 19 October4.
No doubt, the game of Cricket rules the roost in India, but lurking behind is the beautiful game of Football, which is gaining prominence all over India, all thanks to the coverage of top European Leagues over the world.
The All India Tennis Association(AITA) might be unhappy with Somdev Devvarman's decision to focus on the ATP tour at the expense of the Asian Games, but former Davis Cup coach, Enrico Piperno feels it is fair for the Indian player to focus on his ATP rankings.