Under 24 hours away from the PKL 2018 Auctions, it seems the kabaddi fever is going global and is no more, just an Indian sport!

Like MS Dhoni plays football before a cricket match to warm-up, it seems the English football team preparing for the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia is playing kabaddi to warm-up. It is strange and pleasantly surprising to seem do so. This is a testament of how far the Indian sport has come. Kabaddi was not such a huge affair even in India, but it seems the Pro Kabaddi League has turned it around.

The football World Cup is also days away and the last-minute adjustments are underway for all the teams. The flagship football event starts from June 14 and is without a doubt the biggest sporting event of the sporting calendar.

Here is the video that shows how the sport of kabaddi has gone global. Watch it to believe it.

Here is the full English squad hat will feature in Russia:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Jack Butland

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Danny Rose, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Phil Jones, Ashley Young

Midfielders:  Eric Dier, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard

And here’s is an indoor workout session…

The expectations from the 23-man English squad will be sky-high as English fans would hope this team does what the 1966 team did. Only time will reveal they can achieve it or not?