On Sunday 30 October 2016, India came out as the champions of the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 in Malaysia by beating Pakistan. It has been five years now that India beat Pakistan in a penalty shootout to win their maiden title in the year 2011. India has reclaimed the crown by knocking out the same opponent or the competitor, Pakistan by 3-2 in regulation time on Sunday.
Apart from few misses and issues in the defense, Indians dominated over their arch-rivals tonight, playing in an attacking form, splitting the opponents defense during several occasions. India opened their score account through Rupinder Pal Singh in the 18th minute of the match, who converted a penalty corner to hand them the lead. Yousuf Affan after Five minutes of the first goal capped off a wonderful play that involved Sardar Singh to double the score. However, the opponent, Pakistan cut down the lead to 2-1 by the close to the third quarter. Through Ali Shaan of the opponent team, Pakequalizedalised in the 38th minute of the match but Nikkin hit in a fabulous goal in the final quarter to score the winner.
Not only in the cricket, but also in the world of Hockey, people do show interest when it’s India and Pakistan. People are so involved in the match when these two nations are facing off each other. The reason the match was so heated up was also due to the current olitical situation in the nation and between these two nations. When ever it is India vs Pakistan, which ever the sport may be, people will show their interest regardless the knowledge of the game and we love this part or this side of our citizens. Patriotism is in the heart of every citizen of the nation. More such games to come and more will be the heated arguments and drama.