CWG 2022: Win ‘snatched’ from India, ‘foul’ to win Australia in Birmingham

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.

Australia beat India in shootout

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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.

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.

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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.