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newshockey9 months ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Team India mentally prepared for Russian challenge, believes VR Raghunath

VR Raghunath believes that the Indian men’s hockey team is mentally prepared for the FIH Olympic Qualifier matches which will be played against Russia next month. Raghunath heaped praise on the drag-flickers in the 18-man Indian squad and also talked about the benefits of playing FIH Pro League.
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newshockey10 months ago

Don’t find any logic in our current rotation policy, says VR Raghunath

Former India drag-flicker VR Raghunath feels that it is counterproductive to keep experimenting with different combinations for the national hockey team. Raghunath has recommended a core group of players training together continuously as India prepare for their Tokyo 2020 campaign.
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newshockeya year ago

Strong domestic circuit has created big talent pool for Indian hockey, says VR Raghunath

VR Raghunath os of the opinion that the strong domestic circuit in Indian hockey has contributed to creating a big pool of talented players. Raghunath has reckoned that competition between the 33 core group of players, trying to make it to the national squad, is healthy for India.
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newshockeya year ago

Indian Oil wins Bombay Gold Cup after defeating PSB in shootout

Indian Oil defeated Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB) in the penalty shootout at Mahindra Stadium, Mumbai to win the 53rd Bombay Gold Cup on Wednesday. The champion team Indian Oil managed to score on four occasions during the shootout to win the title while the PSB team could score only twice.
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newshockey2 years ago

Hockey World Cup | It is always important to keep opponents in puzzle while taking PCs, reveals VR Raghunath

Speaking about the importance of having variations during penalty corners, VR Raghunath has mentioned that it is crucial in keeping the opponents confused. The acclaimed drag-flicker also said that the short corners are going to be very important for India in the knockout games.
Chiranjibi Pati
newshockey4 years ago

VR Raghunath applauds Hockey India for new-look professional approach

Indian drag-flick specialist VR Raghunath has given credits to Hockey India and coach Roelant Oltmans for the new-look professional approach of the Indian team and its good performances. He also revealed how planned team activities have played a major role in the team's improvement.
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reporthockey4 years ago

Australia beat India in a thriller to level series

Indian men's hockey team came close to securing a historic series win against Australia on Wednesday, but the home team dug deep to win the second Test by 4-3 to level the series. India fought bravely but two second-half goals from Jez Hayward set up a thrilling victory for the Kookaburras.
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reporthockey4 years ago

India edge out Australia in first Test

The Indian men’s team have avenged their defeat against Australia at the Four Nations Tournament by beating the hosts 2-3 in the first game of the two-match Test series. A brace from Affan Yousuf gave India the lead at half-time before VR Raghunath scored the winner in the 3rd quarter.
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newshockey4 years ago

India announce squad for Four-Nation Tournament in Australia; Raghunath to lead

After winning the Asian Champions Trophy in Malaysia by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final, the Indian hockey team will head to Australia for a Four-Nation Tournament starting November 23. Drag flicker VR Raghunath will lead the side following an injury to skipper PR Sreejesh.
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newshockey4 years ago

India's hockey team should be in top-3 by 2018, says Raghunath

After India's Olympic dream fell by the wayside, drag flick specialist, VR Raghunath talked about what went wrong at Rio and the team's preparation for the 2018 World Cup. The defender, who has recently been conferred with the Arjuna Award, also expressed his joy at the honor.
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