Indian hockey is slowly but steadily looking forward to a brighter future. The junior national team asserted the fact once again as it defeated Belgium 2-1 in the Junior Hockey World Cup Final in Lucknow on Sunday.
Gurjant Singh (8th minute) and Simranjeet Singh (22nd minute) were the scorers for India against their European rivals. After Germany, India are only the second team to win the Junior Hockey World Cup more than once.
This was India’s second Junior Hockey World Cup triumph after 2001. The juniors’ achievement comes on the heels of senior team’s decent show at the Rio Olympics and the Asian Champions Trophy win. The men’s hockey team also finished runners-up at the 2016 Champions Trophy.