In the clash against Japan in the FIH Series Final, Rani Rampal opened the scoring, with Gurjit Kaur scoring a brace. The best player award was given to Rampal, while Kaur received the top scorer trophy. Hockey India's video of the Indian women's hockey team dancing in celebration has gone viral on social media.
Gurjit (22nd, 37th minutes) struck twice, while Navneet Kaur (31st) and skipper Rani Rampal (57th) were the other goal scorers for India in their win against Chile in the ongoing FIH Series Finals. Also, the win has sent the outfit to the final round of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifiers.
Odisha Sports-cum-Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev said besides the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Bhubaneswar is also the front-runner to host the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in October-November this year if India qualifies for the event.
Given the obstacles lined up against her, no one knows when Bani Singh’s documentary would see the light of day. Instead of the raw emotions—and the jagged backcloth here—that propel players towards achievements, will India have to stay content with another fictionalised, unsatisfactorily executed Bollywood period drama?