SARDAR SINGH

  • India name 21-member hockey squad for Australia Test tour Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of...
  • Asiad gold result of plan, strategy and hard work: Sardar Singh October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the Asian Games gold as the best moment of his playing career, the Indian men's hockey team skipper Sardar Singh said that the yellow metal at Incheon was a culmination of two years of hard work, plan and strategy. "After we finished last in the 2012 Olympics, we...
  • Asiad gold will have telling impact on Indian hockey: Terry Walsh October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Asian Games gold medal after a hiatus of 16 years will have a "telling impact" on Indian hockey, feels chief coach Terry Walsh, insisting that "sustainability" would be the key to produce "continued excellence". A spirited India outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wrecking shoot-out to regain the...
  • Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India's gold medal in the just-concluded Asian Games after a 16-year hiatus has proved that hockey is "still alive and kicking" in the country which has a rich history in the sport, feels High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans. A spirited India outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wrecking shoot-out...
  • Asiad champion Indian hockey team returns home October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Incheon Asian games gold medal winning Indian men's hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India, fans and friends at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi on Sunday. The Sardar Singh-led team landed at the airport at 1 am and were received by...
  • Asian Games Hockey: This is a team victory, says Sreejesh October 3, 2014

    In the much awaited hockey final, goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was the show stopper making two brilliant saves in the shoot-outs to give India a 4-2 win via penalties against arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan. ...
  • Asian Games gold one of the biggest moments in my life: Sardar Singh October 2, 2014

    Incheon: Winning the Asian Games hockey gold is one of the biggest moments in his life, said the triumphant India captain Sardar Singh after his team won the nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal drought in the Asiad and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics. "This...
  • India vs Pakistan: Trial by fire in Asian Games hockey final October 2, 2014

    Tactics in India-Pakistan games always seem to fall apart as the emotions take hold and everyone reverts back to just run and gun. I feel it's not going to change on the big day today. This rivalry is something else. There is an old saying: 'the hottest fire makes the hardest...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 13 October 2, 2014

    (For Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 12 Round up: It was a mixed day for India at Asian Games where its athletes finished with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Boxer Mary Kom came out with flying colours by bagging the gold medal, while...
  • Asian Games Hockey: History beckons India, but the job's not done yet September 30, 2014

    India certainly came out to play, finally. Sardar Singh looked like this was the game to return to play hockey for India, and he did. India are in the final of Asian Games 2014. It was a very hard-fought semifinal against hosts South Korea, with both sides realising that winning was...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final September 30, 2014

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem of...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Semis booked, India need to step up their game September 27, 2014

    India only had to draw to advance to the semifinals but they had a comfortable 2-0 win against China to set up a semi-final against hosts South Korea. However, the Indians will have to tick a lot of boxes before they dream of Asian Games gold and an easy passage...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India beat China 2-0, to face Korea in semi-final September 27, 2014

    Incheon: A scrappy India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, on Saturday. After a goalless opening 30 minutes, drag-flick exponent V R Raghunath (40th minute) and Birendra Lakra (45th) scored two goals in...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India play China in crucial last game September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Shattered after the close 1-2 loss against arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian men's hockey team will have to regroup themselves quickly and eye at least a draw in their last crucial Pool B fixture against China on Saturday to qualify for the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games. After dishing out an...
  • Asian Games Hockey: What's wrong, India! September 25, 2014

    As predicted, a very close game with just one goal in it. India has had the benefit of a full preparation, money spent on the best of everything but still lost (1-2) to a Pakistan team that hasn't played at the international level for 18 months and has had training...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Oman India's last chance to improve goaldifference September 22, 2014

    India have had a good record previously against Oman and I think they will do so again in their second consecutive meeting against the world hockey minnows after a notsoimpressive win against Sri Lanka in the campaign opener. After Sunday's game against Sri Lanka, India need to do some hard thinking...
  • When will Indian hockey learn to be ruthless? asks Michael Nobbs September 21, 2014

    I must admit I had such high hopes for a really good start to the tournament and a good solid win for India against Sri Lanka. That was not to be. Sri Lanka have just played their second match in two days and had been thoroughly beaten by Pakistan 140....
  • Asian Games hockey: India in for some shooting practice against Sri Lanka September 20, 2014

    The 2014 Asian Games, officially known as the XVII Asiad, will host India's first game in the men's hockey competition on Sunday, and against minnows Sri Lanka, India should be in for some shooting practice 1:30 pm IST onwards. Sri Lanka, ranked 40th in the World against India's 9th, will...
  • Asian Games hockey: Sardar and Co eye big win over Sri Lanka in opener September 20, 2014

    Incheon: Eyes firmly set on the gold medal, which has eluded them for the past 16 years, the Indian men's hockey team would look to open its Asian Games campaign with a big win against minnows Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Sunday. After...
  • Indian hockey forwards ready for Lanka challenge, says Gurwinder Singh September 19, 2014

    Incheon: Indian hockey team striker Gurwinder Singh Chandi said the forward line has worked hard to iron out their flaws and be more clinical in front of goal, before facing Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 2014 Asian Games on Sunday. "The forward line has work hard in all...
  • This time Indian hockey ready for Asian Games glory: Michael Nobbs September 19, 2014

    The Incheon Asian Games signifies a very important step in Indian hockey's revival, especially since it offers a chance for direct qualification to the next Olympic Games in Rio. To qualify seems a simple process: just win the Asian Games gold. And though India's track record here is rather poor,...
  • Big honour to lead India in Asiad opening ceremony: Sardar Singh September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The honour to carry India's flag in the opening ceremony of 17th Asian Games couldn't have come at a better time for hockey team skipper Sardar Singh, who feels it will not only spur him but the entire squad to break their 16year gold jinx in the continental...
  • Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening September 18, 2014

    Incheon: Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour. "The flag bearer will be Sardar Singh, captain of the men's hockey team. Actually all the people...
  • Indian hockey team departs for Asian Games 2014 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team departed for South Korea on Thursday to participate in the Incheon Asian Games from September 19 to October 4. The 16member team will be led by captain Sardar Singh with goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh as his deputy. They will open their group phase campaign against...
  • Hockey India slams Govt for cutting down on support staff September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday described the government's decision to exclude their four key support staff, including a coach, from the Asian Gamesbound contingent as "distraction", leaving their High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans in a state of "shock". India's national game also had to face the brunt of the government's...
  • Don't expect medals from hockey teams after Govt apathy: Narinder Batra September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Thrusday said the country should not expect a medal from the national teams in the upcoming Asian Games in the wake of government's "shoddy treatment" of the national sport. "People should not expect much out of both and men's and women's team...
  • India field unchanged hockey squad for Asian Games September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday named an unchanged side for the men's hockey competition at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea as the selectors reposed faith on the 16member squad that won the silver medal in this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Hockey India on Wednesday named the 16member squad...
  • Indian men's hockey team to face Sri Lanka in Asian Games opener August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India men will face Sri Lanka in their tournament opener while the women's team will be up against Thailand in their first match of the hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. The Sardar Singhled Indian...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16year wait for Asian Games gold August 22, 2014

    India hockey chief coach Terry Walsh expressed the hope that the team would end its 16yearlong wait for the Asian Games gold in Incheon. ...