Overcoming many odds, Pakistan has won the Silver in Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. It was a gripping Asian Hockey Champions Trophy Final where the arch-rivals, Pakistan and India competed for the trophy. The match was so close that it had viewers glued to their seats till the final whistle.
India took lead in the match three times, whereas there were two crucial moments when Pakistan came back to level the scores. The third goal by India didn’t leave enough time for the men in green to make a come back. Not to forget the team that defeated a whole lot of Asian teams to reach the tournament final, despite so many financial and other factors going against it, ended up getting silver. A great achievement nevertheless by the men in green.
Khawaja Junaid, the head coach of team Pakistan said, “Players will take a lot of confidence from this final. We have achieved many things today.” He further stated that Pakistan was unfortunate today as they couldn’t convert. However, it was a great game of hockey.
From Pakistan the goals were scored by Aleem Bilal and Ali Shaan and here is one goal for you. Literally, a treat to the eyes:
Pakistan played tremendously well, given the fact that there are problems in funding our hockey team, but these men in green beat all the odds to achieve the unthinkable.
This was echoed by many of the Pakistani fans who had nothing but support and praises for their team.
team still playing its heart out
PROUD OF PAK HOCKEY TEAM#PAKvsIND
— Persona Non Grata (@ReverseTweep) October 30, 2016
Well played Pakistan. Keeping in view the paucity of dedicated funds for our national sport, its a great achievement. #pakvsind
— Faisal Manzoor (@FaisalManzoor3) October 30, 2016
Very well played green shirts throughout the tournament.better luck for next time.winning & losing is part of game #PAKvsIND
— JavaidSoomro🇵🇰 (@JavaidAs) October 30, 2016
No funds no facilities no Future plan,Silver medal grab, Smebody kick some asses in PHF who robed d board and national game. @SalaamHockey
— M.Muzammil Idrees (@Its_Muzammil) October 30, 2016
And Pakistani fans with their big hearts, were also seen congratulating the winning team.
Despite many odds, the men in green beat several teams to reach the final and gave their best in it. We congratulate our men in green for the tremendous performance in the tournament.