Friday, August 8, 2014

Pakistan captain Muhammad Imran sees India as big threat at Asiad



Pakistan’s men’s hockey team captain Muhammad Imran feels India will post the biggest threat at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games beginning next month. Imran was quoted as saying in Pakistan newspaper Daily Times that Korea and Malaysia will offer stiff challenge, but the biggest challenge will be thrown by India.

The 35-year-old, who was part of the gold-medal winning Pakistan team at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, rued Pakistan’s absence from the recently-concluded Glasgow Commonwealth Games, depriving them of vital international exposure ahead of the Asian Games, where the Greenshirts will have a real battle on their hands to retain the title.

The experienced fullback, who led the national team to glory in the 2012 Asian Champions Trophy in Doha, sounded confident of putting up a good showing in Incheon under head coach Shahnaz Sheikh.

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