Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   ‘How dare you come to my hotel without appointment?’ | Individual taxpayers with income over Rs 7 lakh to get relief | Don’t criticize policies on social media: Govt warns employees | Most narcotic drugs shipped in Pakistan: Amit Shah | SE Rajouri circle fails to open road construction tender | MeT predicts widespread rain, thunderstorm in plains, snowfall over higher reaches of J&K | Infiltration bid foiled in Kupwara, terrorist killed | Army foils bid to smuggle narcotics in Poonch | Avalanche warning in several J&K districts | BKS holds an Audio Visual program highlighting Dogra Art and Culture | DDC Poonch reviews performance of district banks | Mission Director reviews implementation of NHM in Kathua | CMO Samba conducts awareness programme for TB-free Samba | One day women food security awareness camp organised | Intelligent traffic management | Rahul's disqualification as per law, BJP Govt has no role: Kavinder | Rahul voice of common man in Lok Sabha: Vikar Rasool | Government revokes Article 370, 35 A for welfare of people of J&K: Ramdas Athawale | Border Force seizes Austria-made guns, bullets dropped by Pak drone in Punjab | PM felicitates J&K for implementation of Nat'l Tuberculosis Elimination Programme | Legacy Twitter Blue badges to be removed from April 1, pay Rs 9,400 a year in India | PM Modi Likely To Flag-Off Northeast India's First Vande Bharat Train In April | World Bank Presidential Nominee Ajay Banga Tests Covid Positive During Delhi Trip | Advisor Bhatnagar chairs 86th BoDs meet | Photo Exhibition organised at the International Border Suchaitgarh | PV Sindhu Exits, Satwik-Chirag Duo Enters Quarter-Finals Of Swiss Open | IPL 2023: Ricky Ponting Discusses Mentoring Young Indian Cricketers As Delhi Capitals' Coach | DP World To Provide Logistical Support To Delhi Capitals Team | Indian Premier League 2023: Hardik Pandya Similar To MS Dhoni As Captain, Says R Sai Kishore | Indian Premier League 2023: David Warner Will Have Point To Prove, Says Shane Watson | Harmanpreet Kaur To Play For Trent Rockets, Smriti Mandhana Retained By Southern Brave In The Hundred | India bag silver, bronze in mixed team events at shooting World Cup | Raducanu faces new injury concern after Miami exit | Leading Media House Secures Exclusive MotoGP Rights For India | Shemford Futuristic School organizes graduation ceremony | Sri Sri Ravi Shankar addresses thousands of Kashmiri Pandits on Navreh celebrations | World TB Day: DC calls for united fight | Rahul Gandhi habitual of making defamatory comments: Ritika Trehan | ADDC reviews banking, finance performance in Jammu | DC releases compensation for construction worker | Dulloo reviews distric wise orientation plan for farmers under HADP | Zang Tria celebrations held at SSK | District Marketing Society inaugurates new facility for cooperatives | Back Issues  
news details
FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023: We missed Hardik Singh against Wales, says Akashdeep Singh
1/20/2023 10:04:38 PM
NEW DELHI, Jan 20: India were far from being impressive in their 4-2 win over Wales in their final FIH Men's Hockey World Cup pool game and twin goal scorer Akashdeep Singh said the home team felt the absence of injured midfielder Hardik Singh Hardik, who sustained a hamstring injury and missed the Wales match, is uncertain for the remainder of the tournament.
India needed to beat Wales by a margin of eight goals against Wales on Thursday to top Pool D and qualify directly for the quarterfinals. But they failed to do so and will now face New Zealand in their crossover match on Sunday to make it to the last eight stage.
"We could not score too many goals in the first two quarters, we scored only one. But we were able to score three more in the third and final quarters. I was able to contribute for the team, so I am very happy," said the 28-year-old Akashdeep, who has played for more than 200 senior international matches.
"We could not make it to the quarterfinals directly but we hope to be there by winning our crossover match."
Asked if the team felt the absence of injured Hardik, Akashdeep said, "Yes, when you have 18 players to play for a team, and because of some reason if you are one player less, the remaining players will play more time and become tired.
"So, definitely we felt his absence. I feel he will recover in time for the next match and play against New Zealand. It's a do or die match against New Zealand. We are physically and mentally ready for the match."
Hardik, who scored a brilliant goal against Spain with a solo effort, got injured in the goalless draw against England. Head coach Graham Reid said a decision on his availability will be taken a day before the crossover match against New Zealand. India and Wales were 2-2 at the end of the third quarter but Akashdeep restored India's lead in the first minute of the fourth quarter with a fine field goal as his thunderous reverse shot beat the Wales goalkeeper all ends up.
"We played according to the plan we had decided before the match. It was difficult to score as they (Wales) have 10 men in their circle. Hopefully, we can do better (in scoring goals) in the next match against New Zealand," Akashdeep said.
"All the teams have become better while defending penalty corners. But definitely, we can improve upon that also," said the player from Punjab, who was in good form in the five-match series against Australia just before the World Cup.
Asked if he was satisfied with the outcome of the match, Akashdeep said, "No player or team is never satisfied with the performance, there is always room for improvement. There is no perfect match and players make mistakes. We will be satisfied if we learn from those mistakes."
Captain Harmanpreet Singh, who scored his first goal from penalty corners in the match against Wales, said his side need improvement in some aspects of the game.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center