Tokyo 2020: Twitter Slams Indian Men’s Hockey Team After Humiliating Defeat Against Australia
© BERNADETT SZABOTokyo 2020 Olympics - Hockey - Men's Pool A - India v Australia - Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 25, 2021. Rupinder Pal Singh of India in action with Daniel Beale of Australia. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Indian men’s hockey team started their Olympic campaign well in Tokyo after defeating New Zealand in their opening match on Saturday. However, they've been brought down to Earth with a bump.
This is India's biggest loss since Graham Reid took charge of the team as a coach.
For Australia, Daniel James Beale, Jeremy Thomas Hayward, Flynn Andrew Ogilvie, Joshua Beltz, Blake Grover, and Tim Brand scored, while Dilpreet Singh registered India's consolation.
After the match was over, India Twitter users vented their disappointment over the team's poor showing. One user said it was an incredibly embarrassing defeat, while another called Team India pathetic.
— அருண் (@arunrajmohan95) July 25, 2021
— Kingshuk Banerjea (@kingshuk_2458) July 25, 2021
— KarmicAct (@KarmicAct) July 25, 2021
— Messimerise 💫 (@CarlesPuyolSzN) July 25, 2021
— R C Deswal (@rcdeswal) July 25, 2021
— SG (@Djoko_21) July 25, 2021
India are due to play their third match of the group stage on Tuesday against Spain at 6.30 AM IST.