Sandeep rues poor umpiring

The former captain, who scored the highest number of goals (11) in the tournament, echoed the sentiments of chief coach Jose Brasa in condemning the standard of umpiring.

“After watching the videos of the semifinal we realised that the penalty corner, from which Malaysia scored their third goal, should actually have been a hit in our favour. The ball hit the foot of a Malaysian before it touched Gurbaj Singh. Similarly we deserved a penalty stroke at the last minute. It was poor umpiring which put us out of the title contention,” Sandeep said. “India was definitely the best team in the tournament.

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