Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels playing against quality sides will help team prepare for Tokyo Olympics
After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian men's team, ranked No 4 in the world, will play against World No 6 Germany in the first of their four-match tour of Europe starting on Sunday.
In the next leg of FIH Hockey Pro League matches, India is scheduled to play against Argentina in April, Britain, Spain and Germany in May.
PR Sreejesh: In 2020, I read over 50 books, became less hyperactive and realised what life post-retirement would look like
PR Sreejesh writes about how he used 2020 to become a less hyperactive person. The goalkeeper read over 50 books in a year that showed him a glimpse of what post-retirement office life would look like.
Around 60 players have resumed sports activities in the hill state. The players, who have begun sports activities, are aged between 18 and 21.
How to switch off and switch on during a match? What do goalkeepers think during a penalty corner? How to master shoot-outs? India's ace custodian PR Sreejesh answers all these and more in the latest edition of Firstpost Masterclass.
Sreejesh, who had represented India in two Olympics (2012 and 2016), is standing at the twilight of his career and, by his own admission, he has high aspirations from the postponed Tokyo Games.
Feels good to play alongside PR Sreejesh and to learn from him, says Hockey India goalkeeper of the year Krishan B Pathak
Krishan B Pathak has had a meteoric rise as India goalkeeper ever since making his debut in 2018 and being an understudy to the experienced PR Sreejesh.
Manpreet Singh, Rani Rampal among hockey stars nominated by Hockey India for Player of the Year awards
Indian hockey captains Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal were on Tuesday nominated for Dhruv Batra Player of the Year Award in male and female category respectively by Hockey India for its third Annual Awards
Indian men's hockey team head coach Graham Reid says team needs to be consistent across all quarters
Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid on Sunday said they need to be "consistent across matches and in all quarters" if they are to stake a claim for a podium at the Tokyo Olympics.
FIH Pro League 2020: India exude big-match temperament, correct mistakes from last match to beat Australia in shoot-out
India now play on 25th April against Germany in Berlin, the first of their away Pro League games. It’s also the start of the leg where Graham Reid has to find his men for Tokyo; the players who eventually will play the role.
Both India and Australia have 10 points from six games but the Kookaburras are a rung above the Manpreet Singh-led side at third spot in the standings on goal difference
FIH Pro League 2020: Varun Kumar returns from injury, to attend men's national camp in Bhubaneswar ahead of Belgium tie
After making a good start to their maiden campaign at the FIH Hockey Pro League with impressive wins over the Netherlands, the Indian men's team will regroup for the Camp in Bhubaneswar ahead of their tie against Belgium to be held 8 and 9 February.
India Men's Hockey Coach Graham Reid says three-week training camp will focus on individual improvement
The Indian hockey team's next assignment will be the twin home leg matches of the FIH Pro League against the Netherlands in January next year
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Creating scoreboard pressure on rivals will be crucial, says Indian hockey star PR Sreejesh
Ace hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says creating scoreboard pressure will be key to India's campaign at the Olympics and improvement in this area is a must in lead up to the Tokyo Games.
Indian hockey star PR Sreejesh says 'goalkeepers age like fine wine' ahead of likely Tokyo Olympics 2020 call-up
Sreejesh, a former captain, said the setbacks in the early part of his career taught him lessons to take failures as stepping stones to success
FIH Olympic Qualifiers 2019: India men's coach Graham Reid tells his players to 'treat every team with respect' ahead of Russia clash
Against Russia, India will start as clear favourites to win both the matches and seal their place in next year's Tokyo Olympics but Reid is very well aware that one bad day in office can ruin his team's Olympic dream.
India's coach Graham Reid said that the tour of Belgium will be the perfect preparation for the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers match against Russia in Odisha
India's PR Sreejesh says playing world champions Belgium will be 'preparatory test' for hockey Olympics qualifiers against Russia
Sreejesh feels India's tour to Belgium from 26 September to 3 October will make the team sharp and ready for the Olympic Qualifiers to be held on 1 and 2 November in Bhubaneswar.
Indian Hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says successful tour of Belgium will boost team's confidence ahead of Olympic qualifiers
Sreejesh said that the Indian hockey team showed in the Test event that it had the right balance and bench strength to put on a good performance at the Olympics
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hockey test event provides India coach Graham Reid with chance to instil faith and belief in team
In Tokyo at the Test event, in a team that doesn't lack skills, expertise and finesse, India coach Graham Reid needs to drill faith and belief.