Asian Games: Captain Harmanpreet Singh led the way with an impressive four-goal performance, while Mandeep Singh secured a hat-trick as India thrashed Singapore in their Pool A match at the Asian Games 2023, winning 16-1.
After a slow start in the first quarter, India shifted into high gear, taking a commanding 6-0 lead over Singapore by halftime. Mandeep added two more goals, and Lalit, Gurjant, Sumit, and Vivek each contributed one to the scoreline.
India maintained their relentless attack, netting five additional goals in the third quarter to solidify their dominance. A total of nine players made their mark on the scoresheet, with Varun Kumar and Abhishek also getting on the board in the second half.
This victory further solidifies India’s outstanding performance at the ongoing Asian Games. Buoyed by their confidence, they commenced their Asian Games campaign with an emphatic 16-0 victory over Uzbekistan in their opening match, followed by another dominant win against Singapore.
Looking ahead, the Indian team would like to maintain their momentum as they gear up for two challenging pool matches. They are slated to face the defending champions, Japan, on September 28, followed by a highly anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 30. Their campaign will conclude with a match against Bangladesh on October 2.