Azlan Shah Cup: Babar and Shaheen Appericate Hockey Team Despite Final Loss

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Azlan Shah Cup: Babar and Shaheen Appericate Hockey Team Despite Final Loss
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Pakistan Cricket Team captain Babar Azam and Pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi appreciate the pakistan hockey team after giving a Brilliant performance in the Azlan Shah Cup. The Pakistan Team was just one step behind in winning the title of the Azlan Shah Cup.

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Pakistan Hockey Team played the cup final against Japan and lost on penalty strokes by 4-1. In the field time, both teams were 2-2. The Japanese team goalkeeper was brilliant and saved two penalties that became the reason for their winning.


On Twitter, after the final Pakistan Cricket Team, Skipper Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi urged the nation to support our hockey stars and said they would win many trophies. Babar Azam posted a tweet:

“Incredibly proud of our Hockey team and their achievements despite limited resources. Let’s support these superstars and, in sha Allah, they will win many trophies. Pakistani Hockey is on the rise.”

In a heartfelt message, Shaheen emphasized that the hockey team’s unbeaten streak until the final and their relentless fight against Japan deserve immense praise.


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“Unbeaten all through and fighting till the last minute in the final deserves all the support and praise. We all are so proud of our Hockey team for their efforts. Let’s work for Pakistan sports together.

 Recall that at the end of regulation time, both sides were tied at two goals apiece, necessitating a shootout to decide the winner.

Ryoma Ooka gave Japan the advantage in the shootout, and his teammates carried the momentum by earning the remaining three points.

Ammad Butt scored the ball on the third stroke, while Pakistan missed the first two.

Pakistan scored two goals in the third quarter before Japan mounted a comeback to tie the game at two. In minute 47, Kazumasa Matsumoto scored another goal.

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Pakistan overcame a late deficit in the third quarter thanks to goals from Abdul Rehman and Ajaz Ahmed, who both scored in the 34th and 37th minutes.

Seren Tanaka scored the first goal in the final for the Japan team in the first quarter in the 12th minute and took the lead.

It is important to remember Pakistan hocket team has qualified for the first time in the last 13 years.

Japan remained on the top with 13 points as they won four matches and drew only one while Pakistan stayed in the second position with 11 points.

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