Indian Kabaddi team captain Ajay Thakur is all set to lead his team in Kabaddi Masters Dubai which will begin from tomorrow, where India will face Pakistan in their first match.
The six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 will take place from June 22 to 30.
“We all are very excited to take on Pakistan after a long time. The feeling is always different when you face Pakistan. We will put up a do-or-die show,” Thakur, who is known as ‘Do-or-Die’ specialist raider, told media in an interview from Dubai.
Being the first game of the tournament, the 32-year-old said they would be under a “bit of pressure”.
“There’s a bit of pressure obviously when you take on Pakistan in the first match. Pressure will be on both sides,” he said.
“There’s an outpouring of responses from several quarters after we are drawn against Pakistan in the ‘Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018’ opener. Everybody is sending us best wishes and saying be watchful.”
The last kabaddi match between India and Pakistan was played in 2017, where India finished the game with a comfortable win 36-22.
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