Islamabad, April 05 (TNS): Pakistan Hockey Team will face India on Saturday in the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold coast in Australia.
Pakistan leveled against Wales in the previous game 1-1 as Mubashir Ali scored a match-saving goal for Pakistan on a penalty kick.
Former Olympians expressed their reservations on the state of Pakistan hockey team and its declining form, As a 13th ranked Pakistan drew with 24th ranked Wales.
“This was our first game here and we are getting used to the conditions here,” Pakistan skipper Muhammad Rizwan senior. “Our coach had told us that we have to concentrate on the game and get used to the conditions for the next big match against India.”
Rizwan Senior then blamed poor showing by the team for the draw but hoped team would gee up for the next encounter against India on April 7.
“We made mistakes and missed chances which caused this draw. We could have won the match since Wales is an inexperienced team and we have experienced players. However, we are hoping to recover and prepare better for the match against India,” he said.
Pakistan will play its next match against rival India on Saturday.