Indian men begin defence of gold medal with a 17-0 thrashing of Indonesia

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Bhubaneswar: Indian men begin defence of gold medal with a 17-0 thrashing of Indonesia. The Reigning Champions Indian Men’s Hockey Team began their title defence at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 with a stunning 17-0 victory in their first Pool A match here on Monday.

While India rode on hattrick of goals by youngsters Dilpreet Singh (7′, 30′, 32′), Simranjeet Singh (13′, 38′, 53′), Mandeep Singh (30′, 45′, 49′), the other goals came from Rupinder Pal Singh (1′, 3′), Akashdeep Singh (10′), SV Sunil (25′), Vivek Sagar Prasad (27′), Harmanpreet Singh (31′), Lalit Upadhyay (45′), Amit Rohidas (54′) that ensured India made a stupendous start to their campaign.

The 17-0 win is India’s best record at the Asian Games with their previous best being 12-0 win against Bangladesh in 1982.

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