Sardar Singh

  • Asian Games Hockey: History beckons India, but the job's not done yet Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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! 6 days ago

    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 22, 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. ...
  • Sardar Singh leads Indian hockey team's ice bucket challenge August 22, 2014

    Indian captain Sardar Singh takes the Ice bucket challenge and is followed by his team members. ...
  • Indian hockey team keen to end 16year wait for Asian Games gold August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India hockey captain Sardar Singh and chief coach Terry Walsh Thursday expressed the hope that the team would end its 16yearlong wait for the Asian Games gold at the South Korean city of Incheon next month. The India team has been clubbed in Pool B with Pakistan, Sri Lanka,...
  • Terry Walsh confident about breaking Asian Games gold jinx August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It's been 16 long years that Indian men's hockey team won a gold medal at the Asian Games, but their chief coach Terry Walsh said that the Sardar Singhled side have a realistic chance of breaking the jinx in the upcoming continental event to be held in Incheon,...
  • We can be proud of our silver medal winning effort: Sardar Singh August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India might have failed to break their Commonwealth Games title jinx for the second consecutive time but captain Sardar Singh has a lot of positives to take from the event and said the silver medal was a "well deserved" achievement for the past masters of the game. Sardar said...
  • CWG 2014: No silver lining, only silver medal for hockey men August 5, 2014

    However, the team, coached by Terry Walsh, showed a lot of improvement despite going down twice to gold medallists Australia. ...
  • CWG 2014: Shuttler Kashyap wins gold; Indian men settle for silver in hockey August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India's campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause, winning a historic gold in the men's singles badminton on Sunday, as the country earned a fifthplace finish with 64 medals, including 15 yellow metals. The quest for a CWG hockey gold...
  • CWG 2014: India men's hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Reminiscent of the 2010 Games' final, India again lost to Australia in men's hockey final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games but this time the margin was halved to 04 and settled for the silver medal at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday. India were impressive in their...
  • CWG 2014: India face New Zealand in men's hockey semis without skipper Sardar August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian men's hockey team will clash with New Zealand in the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday but without their captain Sardar Singh. The midfielder has been suspended for one match following his second dangerous offence in the tournament. Sardar was reprimanded for dangerous play in Tuesday's game...