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Asian Games: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rinku Singh Cheer for Indian Hockey Team’s 10-2 Win Over Pakistan

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rinku Singh

The Indian cricket team, led by Ruturaj Gaikwad, watched the Indian hockey team beat Pakistan 10–2. The Indian cricket team will start its campaign in the Asian Games on October 3.

In the 2022 Asian Games, the Indian hockey team defeated Pakistan 10-2 on Saturday in Pool A. Captain Harmanpreet Singh scored four goals, while other goal scorers who assisted India in their greatest-ever victory against their bitter enemies included Varun Kumar, Mandeep Singh, Sumit, Samsher Singh, and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay. The largest victory margin India have previously achieved was 7-1 against Pakistan in 2017.

When Harmanpreet Singh and his team crushed Pakistan in the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium, the Indian fans applauded. The historic victory was also seen by Team India, led by Ruturaj Gaikwad. Team India will kick off their Asian Games campaign on October 3 in the men's cricket quarterfinals.

Hockey India, meanwhile, posted images of Indian cricket players attending the IND vs. PAK hockey match in Hangzhou.

Look who's here. The Instagram post's caption stated, "The Indian Cricket Team is here to support us in our game against Pakistan."

India earned their second penalty stroke in the second half after Pakistan made an early defensive blunder. Harmanpreet Singh (33′) converted the penalty with a picture-perfect scoop to complete his hat-trick. Harmanpreet (34′), the Indian captain, converted a penalty corner a minute later to put his team up 6-0.

With a pass from Sukhjeet Singh, Varun Kumar (41′) poked the ball into the nets to give India a 7-1 lead. But Abdul Rana's penalty corner goal (45′) gave Pakistan a further goal back. India had a 7-2 lead heading into the last quarter.

Shamsher Singh (46′) opened the fourth quarter with a spectacular pass inside the circle, which he turned around and smacked into the nets to give India an 8-2 lead. Pakistan gave Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (49′) plenty of room to manoeuvre, and the Indian forward scored his team's ninth goal.

With his second goal of the game coming from a penalty corner, Varun Kumar (54′) put India's goal total above ten. Pakistan attempted a late penalty corner, but PR Sreejesh saved it, and India triumphed 10-2.
On Monday, the men's hockey squad from India will play Bangladesh.