Raghunath, a penalty corner specialist himself welcomed the new rule and said the pressure will be more on strikers to score field goals.
"It's a big challenge for the forwards and an opportunity for the forwards to score more goals and show their skills. There will be less pressure on dragflickers and more pressure on forwards," said Raghunath, who will captain Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the fourth HIL to be held across six cities of the country from January 18 to February 21.
Raghunath's counterpart from defending champions Ranchi Rays, Ashley Jackson is not too pleased with the new rule but said the change will make the game more interesting.
"As a dragflicker I don't like the rule. But on the flip side it is also a challenge for the defence because you will get to see more attacking hockey," he said.

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