March 18 2018

India rout Pak 7-1 in HWL Semi-Finals

March 18 2018, 05:16 | Sammy Rose

Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar exchange words.─AFP File

Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar exchange words.─AFP  File

India will be looking to avenge their loss to Holland at the Rio Olympics previous year as the teams face off in their final pool stage game at the ongoing Hockey World League Semifinals. Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh and the striker duo of Talwinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh contributed two goals each.

He posted pictures of scenes in Balochistan after the match and saying "To whom it may concern, lay off" and then subsequently, posted a video of celebrations and fireworks in Srinagar after Pakistan's win. "It was humiliating how badly we lost that match but now, in the most important Sunday final, we stood tall like gutsy Pakistanis".

The third quarter saw India keep up the tempo with an all-round performance.

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Talwinder doubled India's lead soon after combining well with Satbir Singh and S.V. Sunil. After Chinglensana Singh was brilliantly denied by Pakistan goalkeeper Amjad Ali, Akashdeep scored a brilliant field goal from the top of the circle after fine one-two with Sardar Singh.

Pakistan suffered a huge defeat against Canada in World Hockey League semi-final round at London Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

India had also won their match 3-2 in 2014 Champions Trophy against the Dutch.

While one may argue for or against his preference to wish Kidambi while ignoring India's performances in hockey as well as cricket, the jury is still out on why he made that choice.

Utterly humiliated by the Men in Blue, Pakistan pulled one goal back through striker Umar Bhutta with four minutes to play. India started their campaign with a 4-1 win over Scotland.

"We scored some great goals and when we score the type of goals that we did today, that is what makes a coach happy". "We are committed towards development of every game and our Sports Ministry along with SAI will provide complete support to all players and support staff", he added. India, having scored the opening goal, seemed to ease their nerves and they played smooth and fluent hockey thereafter. India further exposed Pakistan's weaknesses in their team's structure in a match that had chances galore for both the teams right from the start.

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