The Indian team bounced back from their 1-2 loss against New Zealand with an impressive display in their third match at the Oi Hockey Stadium here.
A scuffle between two men took a communal turn after a group of Muslim men allegedly vandalised a small temple in central Delhi in the early hours of the day.
That pain of missing the 2018 World Cup and other assignments with the Indian team is still very evident when he speaks.
Already assured of a place in Saturday's summit clash against Korea, the Indians scored goals almost at will, leaving the Polish players in daze.
India and Korea, the top two teams in the league tables with 10 points each, have qualified for Saturday's final with a match in hand.
India by far were the better side on display and outplayed Australia in terms of ball possession at the floodlit Kalinga Stadium.
India today ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-bitting final.
Japan briefly threatened to pull off the upset of the tournament before going down to India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
India were held to a 2-2 draw by Britain in the opening match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament.
Lady Sri Ram Ram College student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, said she has attracted a barrage of hate messages over her stand on the issue.