Dhanraj Pillay

  • Foreign coaches not helping Indian hockey: Dhanraj Pillay July 2, 2014

    Rajkot: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay on Wednesday said that he was opposed to the import of foreign coaches in India as it was not helping the players. "The standard of Indian hockey is going down because of the foreign coaches as they are unaware of the strength and the weakness...
  • Foreigners cannot yield results for Indian sports: Dhanraj Pillay August 3, 2013

    Pune: Foreign coaches can never yield results for Indian sports, feels former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, who said the key to success lies in empowering and nurturing local trainers. Pillay, who was here to select promising athletes for testing and training at MEDSPORT HSPRI India's first privatelyowned Sports Medicine Research...
  • Dhanraj Pillay wants to be India hockey coach July 26, 2013

    Former Indian Hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay wants to become the next national coach and has even gone on to claim that if given a free hand he can deliver results within a year. ...
  • I can change the fortunes of Indian hockey in one year: Pillay July 23, 2013

    One of Indian hockey's noted strikers and former India captain Dhanraj Pillay has said he can turn the Indian hockey team into a winning unit in just one year if given the charge of the men's national side. Sports Authority of India (SAI) last week sacked Indian men's team's chief coach...
  • Make me coach, I can deliver results in one year: Pillay July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed his desire to be the coach of the Indian hockey team and claims that if were given a free hand he could deliver results within a year. Pillay is not in favour of a foreign coach for Indian hockey and insists that there...
  • Hockey fraternity mourns death of legendary Claudius December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Hockey fraternity on Thursday mourned the death of legendary Leslie Claudius with players across all generations terming that the passing away of the triple Olympic gold medallist marked the end of an era. Parent body of Hockey in the country, Hockey India condoled the death of the Claudius. "We had...
  • Dhanraj Pillay is against foreign coaches in India November 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Former captain Dhanraj Pillay is not interested in talking about Indian hockey anymore after India's forgettable London Olympics performance and also questioned the rationale behind appointing foreign coaches. "Please don't ask me anything about Indian hockey. 12 teams mein se 12th finish karna ... Ab isse bhi bura kuchh...
  • Olympics opener most crucial for team: Pillay July 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Fourtime Olympian and former national hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay has termed India's campaign opener against the formidable Netherlands in the upcoming London Olympics on July 30 as a very crucial encounter. "I have taken part in four Olympics and we had invariably lost the opening game [barring once]. It's crucial...
  • Indian hockey will rise again: Pillay June 25, 2007

    Former Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay was in the Capital for the launch of his biography titled Forgive me Amma. Journalist Sundeep Misra, who had tracked his career spanning almost three decades, has written the book. CNNIBN's Digvijay Singh Deo caught up with the player hours after the book released. Digvijay...
  • Dhanraj Pillay captured in a book May 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The tragedy of Indian hockey is not only that it is ruled by an autocratic federation but also that after being the undisputed kings, India slipped from the top echelons due to short sightedness, complacency and refusal to adapt quickly to the rapid changes in technology and strategy. And...