On September 30, 2023, Saturday, India took on the challenge of Pakistan in a men’s Hockey game as part of the Asian Games 2023. Team India thrashed Pakistan by 10-2 in men’s hockey. Harmanpreet Singh, the skipper of India’s Men’s Hockey team, scored 4 goals in the match. The skipper was leading from the front. In fact, Harmanpreet Singh led his team to the semi-finals of the Asian Games 2023. India’s triumphant win over Pakistan has given hope of a medal to the whole country. The stellar performance by the skipper Harmanpreet Singh enthralled every hockey fan. He was exceptionally brilliant against neighboring country Pakistan. Now all eyes are on the semi-finals of Asian Games 2023. Will India win Gold? Let’s delve deep into the details and take a look at the insight of the India vs Pakistan semifinal match in the Asian Games 2023.
Skipper Harmanpreet Singh Shines Against Pakistan
It was a one-way route for team India, to win to make a place in the semifinals. Same as for Pakistan. But only the team could make a place in the semi-finals. Therefore, everyone was hoping for a nail-biting and stiff competition in the hockey game between India and Pakistan but Indian players were in a different mood, especially skipper Harmanpreet Singh who found the back of the net four times in the 90-minute game first in the 11th minute, second in 17th minute, third in 33rd minute, and fourth in very next minute.
Harmanpreet Singh’s back-to-back goals gained a huge lead in the game. After Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kuma came to the fore and scored two goals in the 41st minute and 54th minutes. Nevertheless, the goal other contributors against Pakistan in the semi-final were Mandeep Singh, Samsher Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, and Sumit, who scored in the 8th, 46th, 49th, and 30th minutes, respectively.
Pakistan Could Only Score Two Goals In Reply To India’s Ten Goals
In reply to India’s 10 goals, Pakistan could only score two goals in the semifinal. For Pakistan, Abdul Rana and Muhammad Khan scored two goals to save the team from drawing a blank against the Indians. Abdul Rana scored a goal in the 45th minute while Muhammad Khan found the back of the net in the 38th minute. It is said that it was the biggest defeat of team Pakistan against India in the history of 180 matches played by both countries. Mighty team India has made a place for itself in the semifinal. Stay tuned.