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Excess baggage: India captain PR Sreejesh slams airline for charging extra money

India defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia to win their second continental Champions Trophy title on Sunday. The skipper, however, missed the game due to injury.

Excess baggage: India captain PR Sreejesh slams airline for charging extra money
Courtesy: Hockey India

New Delhi: After missing the all-important final match of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy against arch-rivals, Indian men's hockey team captain PR Sreejesh found himself doling out extra money for excess baggage.

Irked by Air Asia's treatment, the 28-year-old asked "Are they expecting me to carry make up kit ??.. funny concept". He took to Twitter on Tuesday to share his experience:

India defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Malaysia to win their second continental Champions Trophy title on Sunday. The skipper, however, missed the game due to injury.

India, the inaugural champions, took a two-goal lead in the first half, with Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute) and Affan Yousuf (23rd) hitting board.

But Pakistan leveled the scoreline in the fourth quarter itself, with a penalty corner conversion from Aleem Bilal (26th) and a field goal from Ali Shan (38th).

India found the winning goal through a tireless Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st).

Rupinder, who opened the scoring with a penalty corner conversion returned as the top goal-scorer in the fourth edition of the tournament. His tally was 11.

India won the inaugural tournament way back in 2011, and Pakistan were the defending champions. Both the nations have now won the title twice.

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