India males’s hockey crew sturdy medal contender at Video games, says ex-player Tushar Khandekar-Sports activities Information , Alenz
The Indian crew has been in spectacular kind throughout its excursions of Australia and Europe up to now few months.
New Delhi: The Indian males’s hockey crew could be a powerful medal contender within the Olympic Video games due to the self-belief it has acquired over the previous decade by elevating its recreation in opposition to prime groups, feels former ahead Tushar Khandekar.
The Olympics is scheduled to open on 23 July in Tokyo.
“I really feel the best way the crew (Indian Males’s Workforce) is doing proper now; they’re a powerful contender to complete on the rostrum,” Tushar stated on ‘Hockey Te Charcha’, a podcast sequence initiated by Hockey India forward of the Video games.
He stated gamers perceive what small errors can do in big-ticket occasions such because the Olympics. The Indian crew has been in spectacular kind throughout its excursions of Australia and Europe up to now few months.
“We have now learnt from every of the Olympic Video games. Whereas we did not qualify in 2008, we completed twelfth in London and eighth in Rio. We learnt from the errors we made in 2012,” he stated.
“…gamers a part of the London Olympics like Sreejesh, Manpreet, Sunil, Danish Mujtaba, Raghunath (and others) who additionally bought to play in Rio had instructed themselves the crew will not make the identical errors they made in London.
“Likewise, I’m positive gamers who have been a part of the Rio Olympics will warning the crew of the errors they should keep away from making in Tokyo.”
Khandekar, who was a part of India’s assist employees between 2014 to 2016 because the assistant coach, believes the present squad has raised the extent in each side.
“I really feel the present crew has raised the extent and so they have developed an incredible sense of self perception that they will do nicely in opposition to prime groups of the world.
“After a hunch in 2008-09, it has taken us 10-11 years to climb to this degree we’re at now,” acknowledged the previous India ahead who made his Worldwide debut in 2003.
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