After cricket, Indian hockey team gifted win to the nation
After cricket, Indian hockey team gifted win to the nation

What could be a more special gift to the nation on the Diwali evening than beating the rival Pakistan in the final of the game? Previous evening Indian cricket team have had a rocking win on the kiwis by winning the ODI series and now it was the turn for the Indian hockey to keep the momentum. So men in blue were all set to give the best ever Diwali gift for the supportive audience.

It was for the first time India and Pakistan played hockey final was scheduled on Diwali. When it is between India and Pakistan, the only thing nation expect is the win by hook or crook. Indian hockey team adds the extra joy to the Diwali evening by winning the Asian Champions Trophy final against Pakistan in Kuantan. It is for the second time Indian hockey team has won this tournament. They did it in the inaugural session of 2011 as well and then in 2012 they have stood runner up to the Pakistan.

It was back to 2-2 as tensions rose with the clock ticking away. It seemed that both the teams would defend and take it to a shoot-out, the 4th consecutive in two days. But till the end, Men i blue made the 3rd goal and restricted the opponents to 2 making it a 3-2 final score.

India's ability to once again raise their game after being pegged back by Pakistan showed glimpses of their strong character and that has been a hallmark of their show in the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy in Kuantan.

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