Indian Sports Highlights, January 14: Stimac and Chhetri react to loss against Australia.Satwik Sirag loses in Malaysia Open final

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Sunday will see the all-important Malaysia Open final featuring Satwiksairaj Rankirdi and Chirag Shetty, while the Indian women’s hockey team will aim to bounce back in the FIH Olympic qualifiers against New Zealand. Virat Kohli will return to T20 as India take on Afghanistan.

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Key updates for Sunday, January 14 include:

PKL: Haryana Steelers defeated Tamil Thalaivas.Dabang Delhi and Patna Pirates draw

Dabang Delhi and Patna Pirates won 39-39 after a tense 40-minute match in Jaipur on Sunday, with the sides having a hard-fought battle from start to finish.

On the other hand, Haryana Steelers won the match against Tamil Thalaivas, who came very close but could not overtake the top teams and Steelers won 36-31.

Women’s hockey: India beats New Zealand 3-1 to keep Paris Olympics hopes alive

A day after India suffered a crushing 1-0 defeat to the USA, in a game where all the goals were scored in the first half, India bounced back brilliantly to beat New Zealand 3-1.

Salima Tete was the star of the Indian showwith a stunning all-round display.

You can relive the game as it happened. Here it is.

Reactions to India’s 0-2 loss to Australia in the AFC Asian Cup

Igor Stimac:

“I’m proud of my boys. They’ve shown that they’re a group of honest, hard-working people who faithfully do everything we ask of them,” Stimac said after the game. Ta. “They’re ready to work without sleep and you have to give them credit for that. They love coming to national team camp and they love working with the national team staff.”

“It’s frustrating when you have to play a team like this. If it wasn’t for a team of Australia’s caliber, it probably wouldn’t have happened. The second half wasn’t good for us. We couldn’t get out of the zone. Expectations: “The Australian players were ready for the game, so I’m overall happy with the result.”

Sunil Chhetri:

“There are pros and cons to this match. It’s not easy to play against the best team in Asia. We’re not used to playing against teams like this. We don’t play against them very often, so we’ll see what happens. I don’t know.” I have mixed feelings right now. Once we watch the video, perhaps we will feel more confident and do things we could have done better. ”

“Uzbekistan are not Australia, but they are still a good team, so it will be a big challenge in that game as well.”

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu:

“The first half was something to be proud of, but it was a close game and we would have been punished if we conceded an inch to a better opponent. We could have been better, but it was a learning game.” We need to move on to the next two games. ”

Sandesh Jhingan:

“I don’t care about my performance. If the team wins, it’s good for us. If the team loses, we all lose. I don’t mean this in a bad way. We are one of the best teams in the world. “I was playing with one.”

“I was disappointed at the end, but in the back of my mind I could see they were having a nervous moment. But they had one chance and they took it. That’s football. This team. We know how to deal with this. We’re not going to cry about it. We’re going to stick to the goals we’ve set for ourselves and keep trying.”

We also have lessons from Anirudh Menon’s match that reflect the tough lessons for India at this level. It’s all about one error.

What did Shopman India do wrong?

Here’s Anish Anand of the Indian women’s hockey team, who completely forgot to play to their strengths during their 1-0 loss to the USA in the FIH Olympic Hockey Qualifier in Ranchi.

But we don’t have much time to think about that because our next game against New Zealand is scheduled to be played tonight.

What’s planned for today?

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will play in the final of the Malaysia Open Super 1000 against the world No. 1. A pair of players Liang Weiken and Wang Zhang from China. Satwik Chirag becomes the first Indian player to reach the Malaysia Open final under the banner of Super 1000. – After 2pm

  • The Indian women’s hockey team will face New Zealand in the second match of the Olympic qualifiers in Ranchi, which has become a must-win after losing to the USA in the first match. 7:30pm

  • Super Cup matches resume as Mohun Bagan take on Hyderabad FC 2 pm They then played against Sreenidhi Deccan in East Bengal. 7:30 PM.

  • Virat Kohli returns to T20 format as India face Afghanistan in second T20I in Indore – 7pm

  • Olympic Qualification in Shooting (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun)

What happened yesterday?

  • Satwik Chirag reached the Malaysia Open Super 1000 final, defeating reigning world champions Kang Min-hyuk and Seo Seung-jae 21-18, 22-20.

  • India lost to Australia 0-2 in their first match of the AFC Asian Cup.

  • Hockey: India ((W) lost 1-0 to USA in the first match of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in Ranchi.

  • Vijayveer Sidhu secured the Olympic shooting quota, while Shit Kaur Samra and Ashi Choksi won silver and bronze medals in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions.

  • Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden narrowly lost in the Adelaide International final. Second-seeded Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury lost to the third-seeded pair 5-7, 7-5, 9-11.

  • PKL: Jaipur Pink Panthers dominate Puneri Paltan, Bengal Warriors defeat UP Yoddas

Details of yesterday’s news events can be found here.

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