"Sending our Indian Men's Hockey Team off with best wishes as they embark on their journey to the 19th Asian Games! Let's bring home that Gold Champs," Tirkey posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Indian men's hockey team today left from Bengaluru airport for Hangzhou to take part in the 19th Asian Games. India will kick off their campaign in the marquee event on September 24 against Uzbekistan.
India are placed in Pool A, alongside Pakistan, Japan, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Uzbekistan. Pool B consists of Korea, Malaysia, China, Oman, Thailand, and Indonesia.
The Men-in-blue will face Uzbekistan on September 24 before taking on Singapore, Japan and Pakistan on September 26, 28 and 30 respectively. They will play their last group stage match against Bangladesh on October 2.
The Indian men's hockey team includes goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Krishan Pathak. Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Jarmanpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, and Sanjay are the defenders selected for the Asian Games. The midfield will be anchored by Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sumit, and Shamsher Singh, while the attack will be led by Abhishek, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay.
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