There is no doubt that India has produced the finest talents in the sports industry. Though every athlete is giving absolutely everything in their respective field, media is pretty much-prioritizing cricket than any other sports field in the contemporary world and that is the sad reality in our country.
Hockey seems to be the national sport of India only on paper but in reality, the hype is all about cricket these days.
Case in point, India stamped their authority in hockey and once again lived up to their reputation and smashed South Africa 5-1 in the peak clash to clinch the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.
India were tagged as pre-tournament favourites and the World No.5 team were strong in their approach and outsmarted the opponents with relative ease and have been remained invincible throughout the tournament.
Varun Kumar (2nd and 49th minutes) and Harmanpreet Singh (11th and 25th) hogged the limelight as they scored a brace each, while Vivek Sagar Prasad (35th) was the other goal scorer for the Men in Blue.
Though it seemed entirely impossible for South Africa to make a rebound, they finally got their consolation goal which was scored by Richard Pautz in the 53rd minute.
India and South Africa have already qualified for the final round of the Olympic qualifiers ahead of Saturday’s summit clash.
Previously in the day, Asian Games champion Japan trounced USA 4-2 to finish third in the competition.
The top two finishers of this tourney make it to the final round of the Olympic qualifiers which is be held later this year.