Air India upset reigning champions Punjab 6- 2 to lift the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013 played at the Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium in Pimpri, Pune on Monday.
Air India played to a plan using short passes to completely dominate the match. Sameer Dad put the ball into the goal, in just two minutes after the start of the game. Affan Yousuf found the mark with a superb back hand flick to take Air India to a 2-0 lead.
In the second half, a pass by Joga Singh deflected into the goal by Sameer Dad to go up 3-0, in another five minutes Affan Yousuf ran from the flank whacking a goal to take up Air India 4-0.