The India vs Pakistan rivalry is no doubt one of world sport's most iconic showdowns, and this time was no different. With Pakistan needing a victory way more than India in order to keep their hopes for qualifying for the 2017 Hockey Asia Cup final alive, one would have expected a slightly more rounded performance from the Men in Green. The final result however, was a resounding 4-0 win for India.
Dhaka was the scene for a dominant Indian showing as four goals from a young and spirited side steered India to a seventh straight win over their arch rivals, highlighting the massive difference between the two sides.
While Pakistan may have had their moments in the first couple of quarters, their inability to keep a calm head under pressure was unfortunately one of the reasons why they completely disintegrated in the final couple of quarters.
Shambolic defending or just an Indian comeback, call it what you want, the spoils very clearly go to India in this particular encounter. We take a look at some of the best reactions to India's 4-0 victory over Pakistan:
Even the politicians got in on the act...
And to end it on a light note, this Indian fan encompasses the feelings of every Indian citizen with slightly sour feelings towards the next door neighobours. Safe to say that the Pakistani fans wouldn't be too pleased to check this one out:
All in all, a very satisfying victory for India who can focus their energies on the finals of the Asia Cup as they aim to add another major trophy to the cabinet.Published 21 Oct 2017, 21:22 IST