Narinder Batra has criticised former India coach Harendra Singh on social media for the latter’s comments against the umpires after losing to the Netherlands in the quarter-final of the World Cup last month. The FIH president has also lashed out at Akashdeep Singh for using foul language.
Harendra had criticized the standard of umpiring stating about few of the decisions that went against the home team during the post-match press conference after their loss against the Dutch in the Hockey World Cup in December. The Netherlands had defeated India 2-1 ending Harendra Singh’s dream of making India the world champions.
Batra has spoken against the recently-sacked coach on Facebook and had earlier spoken about the incident during the World Cup as well.
“After India lost to
“Everyone can make mistakes in life and that includes me also and one should learn from these mistakes to mature and grow in life and rectify the mistakes to grow bigger and stronger.
The FIH president also mentioned the incident involving Akashdeep Singh as the forward had used foul language making false remarks at the technical officials soon after India lost to the Dutchmen in the same game. Akashdeep is now facing a two-match suspension by the FIH for the inappropriate behaviour.
“This just does not end here only, immediately after the end of the quarterfinals match, a senior athlete of
“The indiscipline and
Batra, however, tried to lift the spirits of the Indian team ahead of the Olympic qualifiers, which are scheduled to be played in the month of June in Bhubaneswar this year.
“We again have
“We all have one common aim and goal, that is to be on the podium in Olympics and world cup and that can only come with discipline, hard work and respect for the sport,” concluded Batra.
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