Skipped gold, but terrific working experience overall: Previous captain
Former Indian women’s hockey workforce captain Asunta Lakra recalled her favourite moment from the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Video games, where India clinched Silver immediately after dropping -1 to the hosts Australia in the ultimate.
“It was my to start with significant tournament with the Senior team and I scored my first goal in the opening video game alone in opposition to Australia, so it is my favorite memory of the Commonwealth Online games. We skipped the Gold medal with a incredibly slim margin, but it was a fantastic working experience over-all. We concluded second in the pool phase and then defeated New Zealand 1- in the semi-Ultimate to assure the Indian Women’s Hockey Team’s 2nd consecutive medal at the Commonwealth Game titles,” stated Asunta.
In the meantime, existing gamers Navjot Kaur and Navneet Kaur also shared their memorable Commonwealth Video games times.
Navjot, who highlighted in the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Game titles, said, “This will be my third Commonwealth Games, and it’s generally an honour to characterize India at the prestigious tournament. The earn in opposition to England in the Pool stage in the past edition is 1 of my very best memories of the event. We missed out on profitable a medal, but we will give our best to build heritage in Birmingham.”
Navneet as well stated that the gain from England in the pool stage match has been her most memorable instant of the quadrennial games so significantly.
“I scored a purpose in that match, and it is normally a exclusive sensation to lead to the team’s win. It was also my career’s very first Commonwealth Online games. I nevertheless don’t forget each and every and every single minute of it,” she expressed.
India to open up campaign towards Ghana
The Indian group is at this time carrying out a closing planning camp in Nottingham. They will depart for Birmingham on Saturday (July 23) to choose portion in the marquee function, which is scheduled to commence from July 29th.
The Indian staff, captained by Savita, will sq. off against Ghana (18:30 IST) in the opening match on 29 July, before actively playing Wales (23:30 IST) on 30 July, England (18:30 IST) on 02 August and Canada (15:30 IST) on 03 August in the pool phase.
The matches will be telecast on the Sony Community.