Despite a bronze in the Champions Trophy (defeating India in the medal match) and winning the Asian Champions Trophy (defeating India in the Final despite fitness problems with key players), players of the national sport have been given the cold shoulder.
While the cricket team received financial rewards for defeating India in the recently concluded series, the under paid hockey players were not awarded any such rewards. On the contrary, the cheques by the Punjab government bounced. Sorry state of affairs. The players deserved much better.