Asian Champions Trophy: India edge arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 to win bronze; South Korea crowned champions
After being stunned by Japan 3-5 in the semi-final on Tuesday, much was expected from India against Pakistan. They did press hard and created numerous chances, including 11 penalty corners, out of which they made use of just two.
Harmanpreet (8th, 53rd minutes) converted two penalty corners, while comeback man Akashdeep Singh, who missed a berth in the Tokyo Olympics squad, found the net from a field effort in the 42nd minute for his second of the tournament.
Karkera will have big shoes to fill in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament with veteran goalie Sreejesh having been rested.
Asian Champions Trophy: Tournament a great platform for fringe players, says India skipper Manpreet Singh
This will be India's first outing after the team's historic Olympics bronze medal winning campaign earlier this year. The Manpreet Singh-led side will be without eight players from the Tokyo Games squad, including the likes of veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested.
Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: India thrash Poland 8-2 to set up quarter-final clash against Belgium
India will now face last edition's runners-up Belgium in the quarter-final on 1 December.
Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: Pep talk from Manpreet, Harman egged India colts after France disappointment
Tournament favourites India were stunned by underdogs France 4-5 in their opening match of the premier junior tournament before the title holders bounced back in style to thrash Canada 13-1
While Manpreet will lead the side, star dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh has been named as the vice-captain for the tournament, to be held from 14 to 22 December
Men's Junior Hockey World Cup 2021: India's practice games against senior team were quite valuable, says coach Graham Reid
The tournament is slated to be held from 24 November to 5 December at the Kalinga Stadium here. India will enter the meet as the defending champions
Used insights gained as reserve to do well in matches: Simranjeet on meomorable Tokyo Olympics performance
Simranjeet Singh credits the insights he gained as a reserve for his sensational performance during the Tokyo Olympics, including a brace in the historic bronze medal match.
Sreejesh's former teammates Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra and SV Sunil had recently retired following a successful Olympic campaign to pave the way for youngsters.
Drag-flickers Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh nominated for FIH annual awards
The Indian men's team head coach Graham Reid and women's team counterpart Sjoerd Marijne were among three nominees for FIH Coach of the Year award for men and women.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: No limit on Indian athletes at Games' closing ceremony but only 10 officials from country to attend
In contrast to the ethnic outfit that athletes wore during the opening ceremony, they will be seen in comfortable track suits.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'We achieved something bigger', Sjoerd Marijne proud of women's hockey team despite bronze miss
The team had already created history and surpassed all expectations by entering the semi-finals of the Olympics for the first time.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey team secures bronze to end four-decade medal drought; Ravi Dahiya wins silver in wrestling
Thirteen years after failing to even qualify for the Games, an Indian hockey team stood at the podium, something that had become a mythical tale of a bygone era for an entire generation.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Punjab government announces Rs 1 crore cash award for each hockey bronze-medallist from state
Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi made the announcement after India beat Germany 5-4 in the bronze play-off.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Just bring Gold on your way back', Sjoerd Marijne, Shah Rukh Khan exchange friendly banter after women's historic win
India women's hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan were involved in a friendly banter after the former's team advanced to the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Striker Mandeep Singh says India can breach 'toughest defence' with good on-field communication
Having made his debut for the senior side way back in 2013, Mandeep is the most experienced striker in the Indian team.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey coach Graham Reid says team's mental resilience key to winning medal at Games
India will open their campaign against New Zealand on 24 July. Reid, in an interview to PTI, said the pandemic has helped his team discover the strength it previously wasn't aware of.
India registered a comprehensive 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday in Buenos Aires in the second match of the FIH Pro League. The Manpreet Singh-led side had also won the first match in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.
India's resurgence in hockey the result of systematic approach, two-way communication, says SV Sunil
The 31-year-old forward from Karnataka said senior players are now consulted by Hockey India, to ensure everything is on the right track.