India vs Pakistan Hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2016 final: Twitter hails 'perfect' Diwali gift as India beat Pakistan

India's hockey team gifted the country on Diwali its second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament title after defeating arch foes Pakistan 3-2 in the final at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan on Sunday.

India's two second-half goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute) and Affan Yousuf (23rd) were cancelled out by Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shan (38th) but Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) scored the winner for the reigning Asian Games champions.

Amid the diplomatic feud between the two countries who are erstwhile hockey masters, the result of the match bore much more significance than the title.

And both the teams lived up to the expectations of the highly-anticipated clash. However, it was India who started the match brightly as Pakistan looked defensive at the beginning.

Twitter exploded in praise for the Indian hockey team who became the champions of Asia after scoring 30 goals in the tournament and without losing a single game. The nation who rejoiced a victory over arch rival Pakistan, hailed the victory as the 'perfect Diwali gift.' Here are some of the best reactions from the Twitter


Published Date: Oct 30, 2016 09:25 pm | Updated Date: Oct 30, 2016 09:29 pm


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