Indian side led by veteran Sardar Singh surprised the opposition by their splendid performance.
New Delhi: Defending champions India displayed a magnificent show on Thursday beating the hosts Indonesia 16-0 to advance to the knockout stage of the Hero Asia Cup 2022 to qualify for the Super 4s of the Hero Asia Cup 2022.
Indian side led by veteran Sardar Singh surprised the opposition by their splendid performance. India fielded comparatively a young team in the tournament alongside a handful of seniors like Birendra Lakra and SV Sunil, who came out of retirements.
Congratulating the team, Odisa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, “Congratulate Indian Men’s Hockey Team on sealing the semi-final berth in #HeroAsiaCup2022 by beating #Indonesia with an impressive margin of 16-0. May the team continue its winning momentum in the upcoming match. Wish them all the best. #OdishaForSports.”
“Magnificent game for #MenInBlue as they mark a big win against Indonesia at the Hero Asia Cup 2022 to qualify for the Super 4s of the Hero Asia Cup 2022!,” Hockey India tweeted just after Indian secured the match by huge margin.