Gurjit Kaur, Indian hockey player

Jul 30, 2022 12:21 AM STI

birmingham [UK]July 30 (ANI): Following India’s 5-0 crushing victory over Ghana in the The opener for the 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign, Indian hockey player Gurjit Kaur, who scored two goals for the team, said the team wanted to continue their run to victory at the Games.
India’s women’s hockey team opened their campaign at the
Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham with a solid 5-0 win over Ghana on Friday.
Gurjit Kaur (3′, 39′) scored twice in the game while Neha (28′), Sangita Kumari (36′) and Salima Tete (56′) also scored a goal each in Pool A to help their crew. pick up the most important win.
“We would like to continue this victory. We will continue to improve game by game. I have a lot of chances to score a goal that has not been converted, so I will try to convert as many of these chances to win in the next game. Our team played very well. Focusing on one game at a time,” Gurjit Kaur told ANI.
“I’m very happy for my team because the points won were important for us. We think the score could have been better. But a win is a win,” India captain Savita Punia said.
Speaking about playing in the game as a goalkeeper, Savita said: “I’m totally focused on doing my job as a goalkeeper first. At the moment every team is difficult. And at the moment , we are only focused on the next game.”
India started the game on the front foot with Jyoti creating an early chance from the right flank, passing the ball to Navneet Kaur inside the circle. Navneet’s shot on target was saved by Ghanaian goalkeeper Boye Abigail. But India’s wait to get on the scoreboard was short-lived as Gurjit Kaur scored a minute later from the game’s first penalty corner, helping India take a 1-0 lead .
Neha extended India’s lead to 2-0 just at halftime with a brilliant move from the left flank. A move created by Monika and Lalremsiami from the left flanks allowed Sangita Kumari to kick the ball into the net and India extended their lead to 3-0. Minutes later, Gurjit Kaur converted with a penalty kick as India took a 4-0 lead, taking full control of the game heading into the final quarter.
With a 4-0 lead, India kept the ball in the final quarter, making sure to keep the ball away from the Ghanaian players. Salima Tete kicked the ball towards the net to make India lead 5-0. (ANI)

Catherine J. Martinez