Bharat Chetri

  • Hockey India recommends four players for Arjuna Award May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace dragflicker V R Raghunath, striker Dharamvir Singh, Tushar Khandekar and former skipper Bharat Chetri were on Thursday recommended by Hockey India for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year. HI on Thursday announced the names of players and coaches recommended for the National Sports Awards 2014 which includes the...
  • WarriorsWizards match ends in a 22 draw in HIL January 22, 2013

    Jalandhar: Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Uttar Pradesh Wizards shared two points each after playing a 22 draw in the Hero Hockey India League at the Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium, here on Tuesday. Goals from Shivendra Singh and Malak Singh gave Warriors the lead, but Raghunath got Wizards back on both...
  • Axed seniors will have to earn a comeback: Nobbs December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: With a young Indian team managing an impressive fourthplace finish in the Champions Trophy, hockey coach Michael Nobbs has dropped hints that seniors such as Sandeep Singh could be on their way out as he is looking to build a side for the 2016 Olympics. Ace dragflicker Sandeep and...
  • How India made it to Champions Trophy hockey semis December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Ranked No. 11 in the world and buried at the rock bottom of the standings at the London Olympics, Indian hockey bit the bullet before announcing the squad to tour Australia. And a fortnight later, bosses at Hockey India will have a rare smile on their face as...
  • We're not good enough to play in London: Chetri August 11, 2012

    London: India's disastrous hockey campaign in the London Games ended with a humiliating bottom spot finish out of 12 competing nations, and it prompted a dejected skipper Bharat Chetri to say that the former champions were not good enough to play at a big stage like the Olympics. "We thought we...
  • Ind hockey team turns to Yoga ahead of Olympics July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Set to return to the Olympic stage after eight years, the Indian hockey team is working hard on being a mentally strong unit by practising yoga and meditation before the London Games. "Olympics is the topmost event and we are playing there after eight years. So, naturally there is...
  • Nobbs has brought attacking hockey back to India July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Ending a dry spell of 32 years without an Olympic medal is a task that Bharat Chetri and his team will have to endure at the London Games. While the enormity of the job is not unknown, India somehow have managed to string together a team of 16...
  • India, Spain share six goals in first Test July 6, 2012

    Santantder (Spain): An agile India put up a decent performance to held hosts Spain to an exciting 33 draw in the first hockey Test at the new facility in La Albericia in the capital city of the Cantabria province here. Ranked 10th in the world, India trailed twice in the match...
  • 'With some luck, we can do wonders at Olympics' July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: They might not be in the same league as Australia and Holland but India coach Michael Nobbs is determined that his wards will not be going to the London Olympics simply to make numbers. No one better than Nobbs knows the significance of the job at hand, and the...
  • Awestruck hockey team to leave for Olympics July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The nostalgia was palpable and the applause resonated a newfound vigour. The Olympics sendoff ceremony for the Indian hockey team here on Sunday turned into a nostalgic affair as Hockey India (HI) chose the occasion to facilitate the game's 34 stalwarts who have an Olympic gold to their...
  • HI announces 16member Olympic hockey squad July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Monday announced India's 16member men's hockey squad for the London Olympics, ending days of speculation. But as expected, the squad is without any major surprises. To be led by goalkeeper Bharat Chetri, only two changes were made from the squad that finished third in the Sultan...