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featurehockey2 years ago

Junior World Cup winner Nilakanta Sharma aims Olympics success with senior side

Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma, who won the Junior World Cup title in 2016, is now eager to perform for the Indian men’s team and take them to the Tokyo Olympics. In an exclusive interview with SportsCafe, Nilakanta has described his journey from a small village in Manipur to the Indian hockey team. 
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newshockey2 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | My dream is to play at Olympics, says Vivek Sagar Prasad

Ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers, Indian midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad has said that like every player, he also wants to represent his country at the Olympic Games. He has also added that he knows that India have a good unit for the Games in 2020 but they are not looking too far ahead now.
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newshockey3 years ago

Sardar Singh included in Hockey India selection committee

Former skipper Sardar Singh has been named in the 13-member selection committee of Hockey India which is headed by another former player BP Govinda. Sardar had earlier announced his retirement from the game after India’s disappointing performance at the Asian Games in August last year. 
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newshockey3 years ago

We have started well but need to keep momentum going, says Sardar Singh

Former National Hockey team captain Sardar Singh has stated that the Indian team has started well at the Hockey World Cup and they need to keep the momentum and the energy going. India currently sits at the top of Pool C, courtesy a win against South Africa and a draw against Belgium.
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newshockey3 years ago

A player of Rupinder Pal Singh’s experience deserved one more chance, says Sardar Singh

Former captain Sardar Singh has sated that in big events like the upcoming Hockey World cup a player with experience is a huge asset and that’s why Rupinder Pal Singh deserved a place in the World cup squad. Rupinder was not picked for the World Cup by the selectors for his poor recent run.
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featurehockey3 years ago

Hockey World Cup | Hardik Singh - The shining youngster of Indian midfield

Hockey India has opted for a mix of young and experienced players for the upcoming Hockey World Cup to be played from November 28. Hardik Singh, who had an impressive debut at the Asian Champions Trophy, has been drafted into the Indian midfield with just six international games under his belt.
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newshockey3 years ago

Sardar Singh opens up about differences with Sjoerd Marijne & David John

Sardar Singh lashed out at Indian coach, Sjoerd Marijne, as he broke his silence over the decision to quit and blamed Hockey India's High Performance Director (HPD), David John, for ending his career. The Indian midfielder had announced his retirement after the Asian Games earlier this year.
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newshockey3 years ago

Senior Indian hockey players issued warning after Asian Games disappointment

The senior members of the Indian men’s hockey team have been put on notice regarding their below-average results in recent months especially the recent disappointment at the Asian Games in Jakarta. PR Sreejesh, Sardar Singh, S V Sunil and Rupinder Pal Singh were not at their best at the Asiad.
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newshockey3 years ago

If I am grateful to anyone, then it has to be Sachin paaji, says Sardar Singh

Sardar Singh has revealed that it was Sachin Tendulkar's advice that helped him lift his spirits and kept the hockey player inside him alive. He also mentioned that Tendulkar's advice helped him to get over the self-doubt that had come about following his exclusion from the 2018 CWG squad.
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newshockey3 years ago

Sardar Singh announces retirement from International hockey

After representing India for 12 years, former hockey skipper Sardar Singh has announced his retirement from International hockey. His decision came on Wednesday after India's disappointing performance at the Asian Games, where they had to settle for a bronze after winning against Pakistan.
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