Commonwealth Games: Injustice to Indian women’s hockey team in semi-finals, Hockey Federation apologizes
The Indian women’s team performed brilliantly in the hockey semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games. Despite this, Australia secured a place in the final after winning the penalty shoot-out.
However, people were also surprised by the way the Indian women’s team played hockey. Controversy has also arisen regarding this semi-final match and people are expressing anger over the injustice done to the Indian team.
Since the scores of both the teams were 1-1 after the stipulated time, the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out. Australian player Rosie Malone failed to score in the first attempt during this shoot-out. However, he was awarded an additional penalty stroke. Because the eight-second countdown on the scoreboard had not started when Rosie Malone took the first penalty stroke.
Rosie Malone didn’t miss another chance. Thus, after Australia took a 1–0 lead in the shoot-out, the Indian women’s hockey team came under pressure and India’s first three attempts failed.
Now the Federation of International Hockey has apologized for the injustice done to the Indian team and said that the penalty shootout between Australia and India started too soon. We are sorry for this.
When the clock is not set and the shootout is started, the shootout is paused and resumed.
Now the Indian team is out of the race for the hockey gold medal, but the Indian women’s team will play their match against New Zealand for the bronze medal on Sunday.