DANANG: Pakistan’s medal tally in 2016 Asian Beach Games rose to eight as the country beat arch-rivals India to clinch the gold medal in Kabaddi.

In the title decider Pakistan’s Nasir Ali made a decisive move in the last minute, brining Indian attacker down in a flash to earn the gold for the country.

Ikhlaq Hussain and Arbab Hussain also gave a dazzling display of their technique and power.

Talking to ‘The News’ from Danang, secretary Pakistan Kabbadi Federation (PKF) Mohammad Sarwar said Pakistan players exhibited power and stamina to win.

“The Indian players were more experienced but the way Pakistan players showed their guts was praiseworthy,” Sarwar said.

He praised Nasir for exhibiting extraordinary skills to win the decisive point for the country.

“All four players who were there in the circle during the closing stage of the match gave brilliant account of themselves and made India sweat for every point,” he said.

Pakistan manager Mohammad Ramzan Gumman and coach Nabeel Ahmad Rana also praised the players for showing exceptional composure.

The team returns home on Thursday (tomorrow).

Pakistan is also expected to take part in this year’s Kabaddi World Cup in India which starts on October 7. The Pakistani players are awaiting visa for traveling to the neighboring countries.

Twelve teams namely hosts India, Pakistan, United States, Australia, Canada, Poland, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Kenya and Bangladesh will be participating in the event.

Pakistan players are awaiting Indian visas for participation in the World Cup starting from October 7.