Pakistan hockey team coach, Mohammad Saqlain has apologized to the team manager and head coach Hasan Sardar for misbehaving during the match between India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asian Champions trophy in Oman.
Saqlain who returned to the country leaving the tournament halfway met the president and secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Shahbaz Senior to report the incident.
“It was nice meeting president and secretary who are positive to bring the whole federation on one page,” Saqlain said in a video message after meeting PHF’s boss.
It is pertinent to mention here that the head coach Hasan Sardar and assistant coach Saqlain had some issues over controlling the team during the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the ongoing Asian champions trophy.
Saqlain said that he realized after getting so rude with Hasan which created too much hype on the field as well as in the dressing room.
“I am sorry for what has happened there. Hasan should also come forward to get things settled down,” he said.
Earlier Hasan Sardar claimed that Saqlian misbehaved with him and refused to follow his instructions.
“He [Saqlain] was arguing with me throughout the whole match and kept on passing the instructions to the team,” he said in a video message from Oman.
On the other hand, secretary PHF said that they are waiting for Hasan to record his statement over this issue.
“We have listened to Saqlain’s verdict and now waiting for Hasan to come back,” he said.