We're here to win hearts: Pakistan hockey coach Mohammed Danish Kaleem

Kaleem recalled the 1982 Asia Games hockey final when a star-studded Pakistan thrashed India 7-1 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

updated: December 02, 2013 20:43 IST
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New Delhi: Pakistan junior hockey team's coach Mohammed Danish Kaleem says his boys are here to "win Indian hearts" and in the process play well to win the Junior World Cup, starting here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Dec 6-15.

"Pakistan are here to win Indian hearts, our sportsperson are ambassadors of peace and we should be seen in that light," Kaleem told IANS on landing in the capital from Amritsar, where they had crossed into through the Attari border by road in the morning.

"India-Pakistan rivalry, be it in hockey or cricket, is always healthy and exciting. I hope both the teams make it to the final, it will be good for the sport in the sub-continent," he said.

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