The Indian men's hockey team put up a clinical performance against Japan, demolishing the Asiad gold-medallists 9-0 for their third win in as many matches at the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat.
Captain Manpreet Singh covered a little more than 50 yards and beat seven Pakistani players to score a breathtaking solo goal that triggered India's comeback in the round-robin match of the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat on Saturday.
Pakistan stunned India by scoring first but Harendra Singh's men rallied to push three past their opponents.
India vs Pakistan, Asian Champions Trophy 2018 Highlights: India play Pakistan in Asians Champions Trophy match on Saturday.
Akash Chitke was provisionally suspended by NADA from March 27 and the minimum sanction of two years was imposed by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) after a final hearing on October 8.
Title holders India started the tournament with a runaway 11-0 victory over hosts Oman on Thursday.
Young striker Dilpreet Singh scored a hat-trick as India launched their title defence with a runaway 11-0 victory over hosts Oman in the Asian Champions Trophy.
Asian Champions Trophy an opportunity for Indian hockey team to prove mettle before the World Cup in January, 2019.
The Indian men's hockey team is expected to make a solid start when it clashes with hosts Oman in the Asian Champions Trophy opener.
World number five Indian team will begin its campaign against hosts Oman on Thursday.
India men and women's U18 teams came off second best in the final of the Hockey 5s event at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The summit clash Saturday was a repeat of round robin match between the two sides, where Great Britain got the better of India by identical margin.
The Indian team will now face South Africa in their fifth match of the competition on Thursday.
Sunil suffered the ligament injury on his left knee on October 4 during India's ongoing preparatory camp.
Cyclone 'Titli' did dampen the spirits of hockey fans to some extent but not veterans like Dilip Tirkey and Dhanraj Pillay who were excited about the exhibition match played on Wednesday.
Mandeep Mor's well-executed penalty corner in the 42nd minute helped Indian junior men's team beat Japan 1-0 to register their third successive victory at the 8th Sultan of Johor Cup.
Placed fifth in the latest world rankings, India is the top ranked team among the competing nations, while Japan are ranked No.16.
Last year's bronze medallist India got off to an attacking start as Prabhjot's fine goal in the sixth minute put New Zealand on the back foot.
Harmanjit Singh (12th minute) and Shilanand Lakra (46th) were the goal scorers for India while Muhammad Zaidi (47th) pulled a goal back for Malaysia.
After Malaysia, India will play New Zealand on Sunday and Japan on October 9 before clashing with defending champions Australia on October 10 and Great Britain on October 12.