Guangzhou: Barely hours after Indian women's kabaddi team made a memorable Asian Games debut by clinching the gold, their male counterparts recorded their sixth consecutive yellow metal in the quadrennial event with a comfortable victory over Iran, here on Friday.
The Indian men's team, who clinched the gold in every edition of the quadrennial event since the game's introduction in 1990, managed to prevail over Iran 37-20 at the Nansha Gymnasium here.
India led 24-3 at half-time after Iran failed to secure a single lona against India's four. The Indians also got a couple of bonus points in the opening half.
However, after the crossover, Iran was the better side on display and managed to dominate the proceedings, bagging 17 points as against India's 13.
But it was not enough to earn them a gold as overall India proved to be a better side with six lonas against two of their opponents and 28 outs to stamp their supremacy in the sport.