Articles by Sundeep Misra
Mar 26, 2019
Siegfried Aikman interview: Japan boss on India's obsession with changing coaches, Asian hockey being at all-time low and moreJapan coach Siegfried Aikman on Indian hockey's obsession with changing coaches: "The King is Dead. Long Live the King"
Mar 24, 2019
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India choke in fourth quarter to gift South Korea a point in rain-marred clashA match that was in India's pocket with three points for the taking inexplicably got handed over to the Koreans with 30 seconds to go.
Mar 23, 2019
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Sluggish India get job done against defensive Japan, but tougher challenges lie aheadDespite a sluggish start, a defence that bordered on the reckless and a forward line that arose from a deep slumber, India began their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign with a win.
Mar 21, 2019
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: Indian hockey team aim to put 2018's disappointments behind them in build-up to Olympic qualifiersTeams in Ipoh will be aware of the fact that the Indian team has a relatively inexperienced side and morale gets a boost if you beat the 5th ranked team in the world.
Feb 23, 2019
‘Chuck de India’ is our policy on hockey coachesIn the caliphate of Hockey India, ego and false pride hold sway over long-term planning and structured vision. Parochialism is mistaken for patriotism.
Jan 10, 2019
By sacking Harendra Singh from men's national team, Hockey India guilty of complete trivialisation of talented Indian coachHonestly, it’s not the World Cup failure that ensures that Harendra is without a coaching job. It was the failure of India not winning the Asian Games in Jakarta that made Hockey India get the guillotine ready.
Dec 14, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: India's forward line fails as mature captain Billy Bakker leads Netherlands to semi-finalsIt would be prudent for India to ensure continuity and build a structure from the core at hand to ensure a strong challenge in the Olympic qualifiers.
Dec 09, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: Indian attackers show ability to turn the game around in 5-1 hammering of CanadaWhat distinguishes this Indian team from most of the past decade is the confidence in each other’s ability to turn a match around. India’s instincts and attacking ability is making opponents wary and in that lies team's biggest strength.
Dec 03, 2018
In pulsating Hockey World Cup draw, Belgium pay price for traditional Indian deficiency: not scoring more despite dominatingIn the end it was a logical climax, classically interwoven with drama, a cat-and-mouse finish that had the fans satiated with that slight tinge of disappointment of India not holding on.
Nov 27, 2018
Hockey World Cup 2018: With synergy between forwards, midfield and defence, India can get over dark day at JakartaFor the Indian team, maybe it’s time to move on from that one dark day at the Asian Games and look at what can be achieved here at The Kalinga.