Asian Games 2014: My Blood Boils When I Play Against Pakistan, Says India Hockey Hero PR Sreejesh

India goalkeeper and vice-captain PR Sreejesh dedicated the historic men's hockey gold medal in the 2014 edition of the Asian Games to his three-month old daughter. India beat Pakistan 4-2 in a shootout.

updated: October 03, 2014 10:15 IST
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Sreejesh was the hero of the Indian team.


After two-time champions India beat arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan to win the 2014 Asian Games men's hockey gold medal on Thursday, Indian coach Terry Walsh said the players were ecstatic and lauded his team for a fantastic overall performance in the Games at Incheon, South Korea. The real hero, of course, was goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who made two gallant saves in the all-important shootout. (Latest from Asian Games)

The win, however, didn't come easy as the game was forced into a penalty shootout after both India and Pakistan were tied 1-1 at the end of four fast-paced 15-minutes each quarters. (Medals Tally)

"We were fairly well prepared and the team knew what to do," said Walsh when asked if players felt nerves during the crucial shootout which India won 4-2. (Highlights)

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