The Indian hockey team was defeated by Australia in a controversial shootout in the semi-finals and with this India’s dream of winning gold was also shattered.
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New Delhi. Indian women’s hockey team Commonwealth Games 2022 Australia shattered the dream of winning gold. Australia beat India 3-0 in the penalty shootout. However, after this defeat, people have started accusing Australia of cheating. This victory is being called theft in broad daylight. This is being said after Australia missed on the first penalty stroke. Actually, after the score was equal, a penalty shootout was played between the two teams.
Savita’s effort wasted
Australia’s team missed on the first penalty stroke. Indian captain Savita made a brilliant defense, but the officials again gave Australia the first stroke, as the timer had not started yet. After this, when Australia got the second chance, Australia scored the goal. After this, two more Australian players scored, while Neha, Navneet Kaur and Lalremsiami missed the goal for India.
Absolute day light robbery between Indian and Australia women match.
Denied India PC and took referral away and then let them retake the shoot out
Corruption or racism …awful and inept decision
— Munna Dixit (@munna_dixit) August 5, 2022
PS: To allow Aus to retake the penalty that they missed just because the timer failed, was absolutely rubbish!
— Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) August 5, 2022
On the controversial first stroke, a user said that if they could not beat, they would be cheating. Fans are also praising the spirit of India fiercely.
If they can’t defeat you they will cheat. Still they live in colonial mindset.Cheating can’t stop you. Capt Savita punia you have done a tremendous job. We are proud of you. ️🙏 Best wishes for Podium finish against NZ. #BadDecisions #CWC2022 #CommonwealthGames #Hockey #CWG22 pic.twitter.com/0wSKdrmVOv
— Tribhuwan Tribhuvan (@Tribhuwanchauh1) August 5, 2022
The Indian team was upset by this. The Indian coach said about this incident that I did not understand. Australia was not complaining. At the same time, the fans also expressed their displeasure over this drama and accused the International Hockey Federation of stealing gold from India and taking India away from the final through these standards on a large scale. Fans said that how can such a mistake happen in such a big event. People called it theft in broad daylight.