Mumbai: Belgian sharp shooter Tom Boon, bought by Dabang Mumbai to play in the Hockey India League (HIL), said he was impressed with the performance of Sardar Singh-led team in the Champions Trophy.

“They were really good. We were surprised by the way they were playing for 60 minutes. This is the first time I have seen India playing that well,” said the 24-year-old after unveiling his HIL club’s jersey with team mentor and advisor Viren Rasquinha.

The inevitable question was asked about the boorish acts of the Pakistani players and Boon said, “I thought it was bad. I don’t think it can happen in the heat of the moment. This is the first time I have seen such a thing in hockey. All I can say

is when players put on their national jersey they represent their country. We always want to be at our best when representing the country,” he said.

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