The Momentum of confidence is very much higher today for Indian sports with qualifying for the Rio Olympics to be held in 2016, winning the gold medal in the Asian Games after a prolonged vacuum of 16 years, and the last important thing is that by beating their archrival Pakistan. It is the time to become proud for the Indian Hockey team, and obviously the young player of the Indian Hockey team will remember this moment for ever.
Muhammed Rizwan Sr scored the first goal brilliantly in two and half minutes of the game when the game was being played with blistering pace. The quarter of the game finished with a 1-0 lead to Pakistan. Although India wasted two simple chances to put the ball in the net in this quarter. India took control over the second quarter of the match when Chinglensana Singh did the equalizer by a brilliant deflection. Both the teams had chances to take lead in the match but were unable to succeed. The match in these quarters was a fully up and down, as the two teams are traditional rivals.
The penalty shootout was an absolute pressure on nerves for the players of both the teams. Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh played extremely well during the full time of the game. But there were no words for expression for the performance he did in the penalty shootout. He saved goal after goal as if it was his day to perform and managed India with a sweet victory.
This victory will be a landmark for India, because India is coming back to her deserving position in World Hockey scenario. More improvement is needed and it is the right time to start building next group of players and coaches. Sports Institutions and Sports Academies need to be well equipped with modern training instruments, scientific approach, training up the junior players with international level of skills to combat in the international sports arena.