Singh-to-Singh finishing sinks Malaysia

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Antwerp, Belgium | 4 July 2015 | Asia Samachar | 
India team captain Sardar Singh (centre) with the umpire in the match against Malaysia Next to him, also with a tressknot (jurha), is Jasjit. - PHOTO FHI
India team captain Sardar Singh (centre) with the umpire in the match against Malaysia Next to him, also with a tressknot (jurha), is Jasjit. – PHOTO FHI

It was a Singh-to-Singh finishing that saw India beat Malaysia in hockey at the ongoing World League Semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium.

Two drag flicks by Jasjit Singh Kular and a field goal by Satbir Singh in the July 2 game saw India win 3-2. The Indian team was captained by Sardar Singh.

Perhaps Malaysia did not have enough Singh power to thwart India’s onslaught (pun intended).

The defeat stopped Malaysia’s march into the semi-final of the event, forfeiting a straight pass to Rio De Janeiro for Olympics 2016.

India opened an early salvo with a third minute goal. Akaashdeep Singh started the job that was finished by Satbir.

This is the same Akaashdeep who in 2012, at the age of 17 years then, lead the Indian Junior Hockey team in the 7th Junior Asia Cup at Malacca, Malaysia.

Malaysia was leading 2-1 before Jasjit striked.

Both the Jasjit penalty corner drag flicks were actually floaters, meaning with medium power. And like feathers in the wind, both the balls looked like they floated zig-zag, and in slow motion, past the postmen and also goalkeeper Roslan Jamaluddin, writes Jugjet Singh in his blog.

The only Singh in the Malaysian squad battling at Antwerp is Baljit Singh. [See story here].

 

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