Kho Kho, kho kho is one of the oldest and exciting games of all time, because it involves chasing and dodging.
It is one of the most popular traditional outdoor sport in our country.
Kho kho is a game played between two teams and each team gets either to chase the opponent’s player or to avoid the opponent’s team chaser on the ground without getting touched.
It looks easy but you required a lot more stamina and speed, and also some tricks to give the “Kho” at the perfect time to eliminate the opposing team’s player (runners).
It is one of the oldest, I said that because it is been said that this game has a starting history from ancient times (Ramayana, Mahabharat, etc.) -> till now (2020).…. Isn’t it amazing!!!
History of Kho Kho
It’s been said that the history of Kho kho started in Mahabharat and it was played on Raths (Chariot) and called “Rathera”.
But its current rules were set by one of the greatest leaders “Lokmanya Tilak” at Deccan Gymkhana, Pune.
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How to Play Kho Kho
Kho kho is played between two teams basically has 12-15 players but for the actual match, only 9 players are selected from each team.
Then happens the toss, the one who won (“saw that sentence framing”). The one who wins the toss selects either to chase or avoid being touched.
The chaser team sits on the ground (only 8 players out of 9) in alternate order and the 9th player will start as a chaser.
3 players from the opponent team will enter the ground and try to avoid being touched by the chaser.
The current chaser can give a “Kho” to any of the sitting players then he will become the new chaser.
If the chaser touches the opponent’s player it gets a point. Each team gets 9 minutes to try and touch as many opponents as they can in that timeslot.
The one won has the more point wins the game.
My thoughts on Kho Kho
Kho kho is one of my favorite games to play in my childhood not that I am too old to say that. *ignore me on that*
Like all the games I also wasn’t good at this but still, I enjoy the running and getting tired but still hopeful that we would win.
It feels excited when we are near to defeat our opponents and that anger or frustration of losing by a mere one or two points that feelings are one of the best feelings that you ever experience.
Like I said I’m not good at sports but I love to take part in such team games even though I am not a good runner.
Just to be a part of the game gives you more happiness even than winning.
So, in the end, I say whenever you get the chance to play not only kho kho but any other game just participate or join it might give you a change from your regular life.
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Alright, that’s it for today we will meet soon till then…….