Indian hockey team wears black arm bands vs Pakistan

LONDON, JUN 18: Indian hockey team made a strong statement with the stick and with their off-field intention when they took on Pakistan in the Pool B encounter at the Olympic Park on Sunday. The Indian team wore black arm bands condemning the recent attacks on Indian soldiers along the Jammu and Kashmir border. On the pitch, India delivered a brutal blow to the neighbours by hammering them 7-1.
This is not the first time that a hockey team player has expressed displeasure and sadness at the lives lost in the valley. India’s usual keeper but currently injured PR Sreejesh had dedicated the team’s 2016 Champions Trophy title to the soldiers in which India had beaten Pakistan in the final.