India’s indigenous sport Kabaddi became an instant hit on Twitter

prokabaddiKabaddi, a sport that was only played in far flung villages in India reached the heart of the cities and became a revolution in recent times. Such was the impact of the revolution that school kids in the city have taken interest to it and are now seen playing the sport during their school breaks. Twitter played a key part in this #ProKabaddi revolution where you can witness India playing Kabaddi right on your Twitter timeline.

Pro Kabaddi was an instant hit 8 teams participating in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League all of whom were on Twitter. Twitter was a second screen where a fan could get a front seat to the happenings in the world of Kabaddi. People were able to follow live action,  score updates and  exclusive behind the scenes Twitter Mirror pictures. The #ProKabaddi got a push from celebrities, head honchos of India, team owners and sports personalities alike there by taking this sport global.

There were various moments during the match which were shared and talked about during the league. The sports also saw a remarkable push by most celebrities and the team owners.

It started with  a star studded opening for #ProKabaddi with the likes of Amitabh Bachachan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan,  Sachin Tendulkar, Bipasha Basu, Aishwariya Rai, Anupam Kher, Vijender Singh and Shankar Mahadevan making their presence felt and cheering their favourites. (Bachchan and Khans) (Bachchan and Sachin) (Aishwarya Rai)

Pro Kabaddi Twitter Mirror Moments

Amitabh Bachchan-

Shahrukh Khan-

Vijender Singh-

Shankar Mahadevan –

Anupam Kher –

Abhishek Bachchan –

Bipasha Basu –

Here is a collection of some of the great Tweets from India’s Head Honchos, Celebs and Fans that summarise the journey of #ProKabaddi:

Fun moments and Tweets from People during the #ProKabaddi

In the breath-taking finale in Mumbai, Abhishek Bachchan’s team Jaipur Pink Panthers beat U Mumba 35-24 to win the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League last Sunday. Here is the Tweet and Vine showing the winning team’s celebrations:

Congratulations to inaugural winners of Pro Kabbadi

Amitabh Bachchan’s Tweet was the most retweeted Tweet for #ProKabaddi: (548 RTs)

Top 5 Most retweeted Tweets for #prokabaddi (548 RTs, kabaddi 10x viewers over FIFA) (506 RTs, Bachchan and Sachin) (451 RTs, start of pro kabbadi revolution) (399 RTs, grand finale) (348 RTs + Vine of winning team’s celebrations)