Like teams but not the game, like clothes but not ICC Champions Trophy, like competition but not the finals. It was the Hockey World League Semi-final between India vs Pakistan. When these two countries meet each other in any game ,the excitement level is expected to reach at a very high level. First time in the history of sports , India and Pakistan faced each other in two world events on the same date in the same city , London. It’s game over and celebrations in India camp. They hammer the opponent 7-1, and it was a dominant performance from the men in blue.
The India hockey team wore black arm bands during their match to condole the deaths of martyrs in the recent attacks on the Indian army. The Indian team support staff also wore the black arm bands. The hockey fraternity in India has always been vocal about the pride and respect it has for the Indian soldiers and always condemned such barbaric acts. The players have often taken to social media to show their condolences for the martyrs of the country. In fact, PR Sreejesh had dedicated the team’s victory at the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy to the soldiers, where they beat Pakistan in the final. “The players of the Indian hockey teams have always shown tremendous belief and support for the Indian Armed Forces who guard the safety of our nation.
They are proud of the nation’s soldiers and are often inspired by their dedication and sacrifice,” said Mohd Mustaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India. Captain Manpreet Singh said: “We wanted to win on the field today to show not only our proud nation but all the world that we will stand up and fight for what we believe in through sport.”