My Favourite Game
Various types of games are played in our country. We can divide them into two types – indoor and outdoor games. Chess, chauper, cards, ludo, carom etc. are indoor games. Hockey, football, cricket , basket- ball, tennis, badminton etc. are outdoor and foreign games. Kabaddi , hunting, horse riding, wrestling, swimming , cock- fighting, ball fighting , tonga-race etc. are long outdoor games but they are Indian ones. Some games are played in towns and some are popular among the villagers. Hockey, football and cricket are very popular in towns.
I am a good player. Hence I take part in all the outdoor games. Each boy has his own choice. Some like hockey, other like football, while many others consider cricket to be their best game. The game which I like most is football.
I prefer football to any other game. It can easily explained. The main object of all games is to give us some exercise. This is one reason why football is my favourite game. It helps our body to grow. It brings a sense of discipline and a habit of endurance in us. A good football player is sure to succeed in any walk of life. He can make himself a great soldier to defend his country. He can be a clever statesman to run the government.
There is no other game which gives hard exercise? Surely none other except hockey. But hockey carries many risks for the life of a player. It also makes the player quarrelsome. Often he uses sticks as his weapon.
Another reason of my choice is that it is very economical. It does not require costly equipment. A ball and a well leveled ground is all that is required to start our game. And then it is easy to pick up its rules. We do not require any special coach for it is learnt so easily by boys that they begun to play it in a very young age. They dare not to play hockey or cricket.
Like hockey or cricket, football is played by two teams of eleven boys. A team consists of five forwards, three half backs, two full backs and one goalkeeper. The player kicks the ball with his feet. But he may touch it with any other part except with his hands. The goalkeeper, however, can use his hands as well. A player may be tempted to push an opponent to go far ahead of the ball near the opposite goal. So pushing and off side are regarded as a foul play. The penalty for a fouled is kick by a player of the opposite team. The fewer fouls you make, the more chances you have to win the game.
The game of football give us good exercise. We have to be vigilant and alert. It encourages team spirit. Educational institutions should attach a great importance to games and sports. game should be made compulsory in all schools and colleges and students should be encouraged to take part in them. They make them sound be encouraged to take part in them. They make them sound physically and mentally. So it is very essential for a student to take part in games.
Essay No. 2
My Favourite Game
Many sport games are interesting and joyful, but I like cricket the most. Cricket is as same for the players as songs to the singers and music to the musician. A cricket match is always played between two teams.
It has three forms till now. One Day Cricket match, Test or five day cricket match and T20 Cricket Match. One day cricket match consists of 100 over’s , Test Cricket consists of 450 over’s at the maximum and twenty cricket has 40 over’s in a match.
I know cricket and love it because of Shahid Afridi. He is the oxygen of modern day cricket game has produced many legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev. Some are famous for batting while some for bowling.
Jhonty Rhodes, a former South African player was the best fielder of cricket. Cricket provides its players with the very best exercise. Players have muscular exercise in it. They lost energy in it, those who watch cricket match with pretty attention also loses energy in enormous amount. It is popular throughout the world.
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Though kabaddi is primarily an Indian game, not much is known about the origin of this game. There is, however, concrete evidence, that the game is 4,000 year old. It is a team sport, which requires both skill and power, and combines the characteristics of wrestling and rugby. It was originally meant to develop self defence, in addition to responses to attack, and reflexes of counter attack by individuals, and by groups or teams. It is a rather simple and inexpensive game, and neither requires a massive playing area, nor any expensive equipment. This explains the popularity of the game in rural India. Kabaddi is played all over Asia with minor variations.
A Kabaddi match in progress
Kabaddi is known by various names viz. Chedugudu or Hu-Tu-Tu in southern parts of India, Hadudu (Men) and Chu - Kit-Kit (women) in eastern India, and Kabaddi in northern India.
The sport is also popular in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan and Pakistan.
In Kabaddi, two teams compete with each other for higher scores, by touching or capturing the players of the opponent team. Each team consists of 12 players, of which seven are on court at a time, and five in reserve. The two teams fight for higher scores, alternating defence and offense. The court is as large as that for a dodge ball game. The game consists of two 20 minute halves, with a break of five minutes for change of sides.
The kabaddi playing area is 12.50m x 10m, divided by a line into two halves. The side winning the toss sends a 'raider', who enters the opponents' court chanting, 'kabaddi-kabaddi'. The raider's aim is to touch any or all players on the opposing side, and return to his court in one breath. The person, whom the raider touches, will then be out. The aim of the opposing team, will be to hold the raider, and stop him from returning to his own court, until he takes another breath. If the raider cannot return to his court in the same breath while chanting 'kabaddi', he will be declared out. Each team alternates in sending a player into the opponents' court. If a player goes out of the boundary line during the course of the play, or if any part of his body touches the ground outside the boundary, he will be out, except during a struggle.
The team scores a lona ( a bonus of two points), if the entire opposition is declared out. The game then continues by putting all the players on both sides. Matches are staged on the basis of age-groups, and weight. Seven officials supervise a match - one referee, two umpires, two linesmen, a time keeper and a scorer.
Types of Kabaddi
In India, Kabaddi is recognised in three forms:
The 'Surjeevani' form of Kabaddi is played under the Kabaddi Federation of India, and is governed by its rules and regulations. In the 'Surjeevani' form of Kabaddi, one player is revived against one player of the opposite team who is out. i.e. one out, one in. The duration of the game, the number of players, the dimensions of the court, etc. have been fixed by the Kabaddi Federation of India.
In the 'Gaminee' type of Kabaddi, there is no revival. When all the players of team are out, the game ends. So there is no time limit in this category.
In the 'Amar' form of Kabaddi, whenever any player is touched (out), he does not go out of the court, but stays inside, and one point is awarded to the team that touched him. In this way, one point for each touch of the opposite team, i.e. to the team who touches the anti player. This game is also played on a time basis, i .e the time is fixed.
In the northern part of the country, i.e. Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, this game is played in a circle. This is known as 'Circle Kabaddi' or Amar Kabaddi. If it is played without a court, as in some places, it's called 'Goongi Kabaddi'. The Goongi Kabaddi is nothing but wrestling between two players.
The first world Kabaddi championship in the history of the game, was organised in Hamilton when approximately 14,000 people packed Copps Coliseum, to watch stars from India, Pakistan, Canada, England, and the United States compete.
The Kabaddi Federation of India (KFI) was founded in 1950, and it compiled a standard set of rules. The Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) was founded in 1973. The AKFI has given new shape to the rules, and it has also the rights of modification in the rules. The Asian Kabaddi Federation was founded under the chairmanship of Mr. Sharad Pawar (Maharashtra).
Some of the Arjuna Award winners are Sh. Sadanand Mahadeo Shetty, Sh. Sadanand Mahadeo Shetty, Sh. Shakuntla Panghar Kholavakar, Sh. Shantaram Jaatu, Kumari Monika Nath, Kumari Maya Kashi Nath, Rama Sarkar etc. Kabaddi was one of the demonstration games at Asiad '82.