Indian Defeat, Media War Starts against Pakistan Hockey Team

Indian Defeat, Media War Starts against Pakista | PakistanTribe.comn Hockey Team

Indian Defeat, Media War Starts against Pakista | PakistanTribe.comn Hockey Team

BHUBANESWAR – Pakistan Hockey Team Head Coach Shahnaz Sheikh boycotted the post-match press conference after the Indian media accused the celebrating Pakistani players with obscene gestures, including finger salutes, directed towards Indian players and the fans.

Soon after their 4-3 win, Pakistani players went into a frenzy mode and started celebrating their victory in a wild fashion. They started dancing in jubilation.

Pakistan Hockey Team Head Coach Shahnaz Sheikh boycotted the post-match press conference after the Indian media accused the celebrating Pakistani players with obscene gestures, including finger salutes, directed towards Indian players and the fans.

“I am not a politician I am a sportsperson, but I am sorry for this. They are youngsters and made a mistake in enthusiasm. I guess that’s enough,” Sheikh simply said and walked out of the conference hall evading further questions on the matter. India captain Sardar Singh also denounced winners’ celebration style.

The Indian media earlier claimed that the FIH had started an investigation into the incident but the FIH released an official statement that “no further action is warranted” on the Indian charge.

The match was level at 3-3 until the last minute when Muahammad Qadir scored for the fourth time into the India net, it was the goal that turned the match in favour of Pakistan.

Pakistan won the match by 4-3 and now will play the final of the tournament against Germany on Sunday.


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