The Indian hockey team needed to defeat Indonesia 15-0 to qualify for the Super 4s stage, but they ended up beating their rivals 16-0. Their splendid win against Indonesia helped Team India secure a place in the Super 4s stage. Their victory also knocked Pakistan out of the competition.
Playing at the GBK Sports Complex Hockey Stadium in Jakarta, Dipsan Tirkey scored four goals, while Sudev Belimagga scored a hat-trick. Pawan Rajbhar, SV Sunil and Karthi Selvam scored two goals each, while Uttam Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess and Birendra Lakra scored one goal each.
The news of India pulling off a spectacular win in the Asia Cup hockey stunned hockey fans. This is how they reacted;
Indian hockey team needed to beat Indonesia 15-0 to qualify for Asia cup super 4s.. Guess what? We won 16-0 to qualify and also knocked arch rivals Pakistan out of contention. New look team with many juniors in team: well done team India! Jai Hind!🇮🇳
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) May 26, 2022
India needed a goal difference of 15 goals to knock Pakistan out of #AsiaCupHockey2022 and we won 16-0 against hosts Indonesia. Unbelievable victory but I can’t control my laughter 🤣🇮🇳🔥
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) May 26, 2022
India beats Indonesia 16-0 and qualifies for the Super 4s #AsiaCupHockey2022. This means that Japan, S. Korea & Malaysia qualify for the FIH World Cup 2023. India qualify as hosts. Pakistan OUT of the 2023 Hockey World Cup
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) May 26, 2022
INCREDIBLE SCENES IN JAKARTA 🤩
Before the match, India needed to win with 15 goals difference to qualify.
— Thyview (@Thyview) May 26, 2022
You dominated all the spheres of the game. It was a divine performance.
My best wishes for your upcoming endeavours. https://t.co/1IkxdVUgUY
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) May 26, 2022
India will now lock horns with Japan in their Super 4s match on 28 May at 5 PM India time. The match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 2 SD + HD and Disney + Hotstar.