After a fantastic start to their World Cup campaign in the picturesque New Zealand, the India U-19 team decided to show their support to the Indian Men’s hockey team who are playing an invitational tournament in Tauranga.
Led by coach Rahul Dravid the Indian colts went to watch India thrash Japan 6-0 in their first match of the invitational hockey tournament.
“India U-19 boys in attendance to show their support for @TheHockeyIndia men who beat Japan 6-0 at Tauranga, New Zealand #U19CWC,” the BCCI posted on twitter.
Dilpreet Singh and debutant Vivek Sagar Prasad struck a brace each as the Indian men’s hockey team thrashed Japan 6-0 in its opening match of the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Tournament.
Apart from Rupinder (7′) and Vivek (12′, 28′), Dilpreet Singh (35′, 45′) and Harmanpreet Singh (41′) also scored in India’s win.
The Indian U-19 cricket team who have progressed to the quarter finals after registering big wins against Australia and Papua New Guinea will face Zimbabwe in their final group stage game on Friday.