Kabaddi too is an indigenous Indian game. It is a team sport and has been played in India since ages. It requires players to be strong and agile, and does not require any equipment or training.
In kabaddi, two teams occupy separate halves of the ground. Then one team sends one player into the other half to try and ‘tag’ any member of that team. The other team is supposed to capture that player and prevent him from getting back into his territory. This goes on until each team member is caught or escapes. Also, the team member is not supposed to take a breath until he returns to his side. This is done by reciting ‘kabaddi’ over and over so the referee knows when he takes a breath.
The game has gained popularity over the years in other parts of Asia as well. It is played in many parts of the Indian sub-continent as well as China and Japan.