Indian Hockey Team:
Indian Hockey Team Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was one who help India beat South Korea by penalty shootout to enter the final of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey competition, in Kuantan, Malaysia on Saturday.
Recovering from the ankle injury to play in the semi-final match at the Kuantan Hockey Stadium, he helped Indian Hockey Team to win the match by the saving the last attempt to score at the penalty shootout. Which forced Korean team to get out of the semi-final
Sreejesh cushioned away the ball from the stick of Lee Dae-Yeol to secure the triumph and seal Indian Hockey Team place in the title conflict, on Sunday.
This is India’s third entry to the final of Asian Champions Trophy. Earlier India have won the trophy in 2011 & was runner-up in the year 2012. This was possible only of the great work done by the Indian Hockey Team & Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh
Beat positioned India found the youthful Koreans intense adversaries, who ricocheted back subsequent to yielding the underlying lead and were ahead of the pack quickly before India got the equalizer in direction period.
Talwinder Singh gave India the starting lead in the 15th minutes of the start, however the Koreans returned to score through Seo In-Woo’s strike in open play in the 21st and after that led the pack from a punishment stroke transformation by Yang Ji-Hun in the 53rd.
The match went to shootout after Ramandeep Singh scored made it 2-2 for India in the 55th minutes.
In the shootout, Sardar Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Akashdeep Singh appropriately scored the initial four endeavors before Birendra Lakra was impeded and the resultant penalty stroke was changed over by Rupinder to give India each of the five effective strikes in the shootout.
For South Korea, chief Jung Man-Jae, Kim Hyeong-Jin and Lee Jung-Jun confronted no issue in changing over their endeavors.
The fourth shot by Bae Jong-Suk was hindered by Sreejesh, yet a penalty stroke was granted for a stick-check by the Indian goalkeeper after Korea requested a video referral and the resultant stroke was changed over by Yang Ji-Hun.