It was a crucial match between Indian hockey team and Belgium. And Belgium’s professional game, amazing confidence and skills gave them a win, even though you feel a little sad for India. However, Indian hockey team should take up this experience as a study as see where it went wrong, and train well enough to face the tough competition the world throws at it.
A big disappointment for India also came in the form of Saina Nehwal as she was shocked into a defeat by the young Ukrainian, World No 61 Maria Ulitina in two straight matches 21-18, 21-19.
The good news is that PV SIndhu, the young Hyderabadi Badminton player has reached the Quarters and Srikanth has won the second group. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna on the other hand lost the chance for a Bronze when they lost to players from Czech Republic.
And the wait for the elusive medal continues for India even as critics term Shobha De’s words where she calls Indian team a wasted effort,indeed true. However, there is a huge lobby out there cheering for India – for the effort and hard work – win or no win.