Indian Hockey Team

  • Sachin Tendulkar inspires India's World Cup-bound hockey team May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the World Cup-bound Indian hockey team and gave the players a pep talk ahead of the side's departure for the quadrennial event to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. Tendulkar arrived at...
  • Consistency is Indian hockey team's problem: Jamie Dwyer May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian ace Jamie Dwyer was forthright in his assessment about the current India hockey team terming Sardar Singh and Co as an "inconsistent" bunch, who will have to depend a lot on ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and comeback man Gurbaj Singh. "Indian team keeps on improving but so...
  • India play 3-3 draw against Dutch club on pre-World Cup tour April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian team put up a tough fight in second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they played out a 3-3 draw against Dutch side HGC Hockey Club at The Netherlands. The tour is in preparation for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The Hague,...
  • Indian hockey team set to leave for Europe tour April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up to present a strong challenge at the upcoming World Cup, the Indian hockey team will head for a tour of Europe on Wednesday to play five build-up games - including two each against World Cup hosts The Netherlands. The team will also play two matches against Dutch...
  • Hockey: Johor Cup win big boost to Junior World Cup hopes, says coach October 1, 2013

    The team returned to a hero's welcome after winning the Sultan of Johor Cup with a 3-0 win over Malaysia in the final. ...
  • Hockey: Can India lift the Asia Cup to book a World Cup berth? July 31, 2013

    With a newly-appointed coaching staff, India will have to deliver in Malaysia as only the winner of the Asia Cup is guaranteed a place in the 2014 World Cup. ...
  • Hockey physio John set to join team bench July 27, 2012

    London: Pressure from hockey officials eyeing the Olympic squad manager's position notwithstanding, physiologist David John is all set to be a part of the team bench during the Games here. John's initial nomination as team manager had caused controversy in India as several hockey officials criticised the appointment of a foreigner...
  • David John's six-pack job for Indian hockey July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: David John had a rather unenviable task when he took over as physio of the Indian hockey team, a sweet-toothed squad with a number of lightweight vegetarians. So the Australian, rather shrewdly, dropped the idea of a six-pack abs contest and was seen nodding approvingly as the Olympic-bound team,...
  • Pakistan hockey team blasted for losing to India March 1, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistan's hockey team was slammed by the country's former players following the disappointing 1-4 defeat against arch rivals India in their World Cup opener in New Delhi. Former Olympians and experts blamed poor preparations and a lack of game plan as the main reasons behind Pakistan's poor start to the...
  • Hockey: India spank inexperienced Nepal 21-0 January 30, 2010

    Dhaka: Indian men's hockey team routed an inexperienced Nepal 21-0 in their opening match of the South Asian Games at the Moulana Bhashani Stadium here on Saturday. Led by Ajitesh, Indians ruled the roost from the beginning and never allowed Nepal any chance of the ball possession. India drew first blood in...
  • Baljit undergoes successful eye surgery in US August 12, 2009

    Chennai: Indian hockey goalkeeper Baljit Singh's surgery to repair his damaged right eye has been successfully completed at a private hospital in Alabama, USA. Baljit has been kept in recovery room for two days after the two-hour operation which took place between 0630 hrs IST to 0830 hrs IST. “My...
  • Injured Indian hockey goalie fears dim future July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team goal-keeper Baljit Singh faces a long battle to recover from a career-threatening eye injury he sustained from a golf ball while training in Pune. Baljit underwent eye surgery at New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Saturday but doctors have not promised too much in terms of...
  • Indian hockey team misses flight, blames it on SAI July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Despite all the talks of professionalism and a new body at the helm, horror stories continue from the Indian hockey management. Hours after the team missed its flight to Delhi from Pune, the team management have put the blame squarely on Sports Authority of India. Members of the...
  • Docs try to save hockey goalie's eye July 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Ace hockey goal-keeper Baljit Singh could be left blinded in his right eye after getting hit by a golf ball during a practice session on Friday. The big Indian hope of indian hockey, Baljit underwent eye surgery at New Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Saturday but doctors have not promised...
  • Indian hockey goalie may lose eyesight July 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team's goalkeeper Baljit Singh underwent a critical operation on his right eye on Saturday after he suffered a serious injury during training at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. On Friday Baljit was struck on his eye while practising with a golf ball during a session with...