The ‘Rhino salaam’ was the trademark of the young and lively Ranchi Rhinos, winners of the inaugural Hockey India League in 2012.
The Asian Games-bound Indian hockey team have been in extended training sessions these days. At the heart of these stints are friends and frequent room mates goalkeeper P.R.
At one point, it all appeared over for them.
National coach Terry Walsh says the country needs to look at the “bigger picture” and “put in a system in place that allows a process to flourish” to help Indian hockey find the way ahead.
What is wrong with Indian hockey?
Just how far teams go to prepare for mega-events is evident from the examples the sporting world throws up, time and again.
India’s World Cup sojourn has began in the worst possible manner, with forwards Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah being ruled out four days prior to the start of the tournament at the Hague in Holl
Young striker Ramandeep Singh’s exclusion from the Hockey World Cup following an injury the 21-year old suffered a nasty blow during the team’s first practice game against Argentina at the Hague, Holl
Gautam Gambhir is a man of few words. Be it on the field or off it, the out of favour Team India opener lets his deeds do the talking.
The presence of Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton at the post-match captain’s press conference was perhaps a sign of things to come. Skipper Rahul Dravid had played in his final competitive game 30 minutes ago, and it was time to pass on the baton.