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Indian Hockey🏑:Near Extinction

Introduction : You wake up in the morning and the first thing that comes to your mind is the India – Pakistan Hockey match, which is all set to begin at 3 p.m., today. As the day passes and I am all geared up to watch the match, I see the roads are all deserted, yet the televisions aren’t switched on.India is a nation of sport freaks and to find only a few old people watching the game on the television set  is very surprising. When I stop by to ask why, all they say is  ‘stop wondering, it’s just a hockey match’. This is the sad story of our national game.  Hockey has a history of over a century in our country. This is the only game that  gave India international fame in the sports arena.
 India participated in the Olympics in 1928 and won the Gold in Hockey. India won 6 straight consecutive gold medals in Hockey till 1956. This period 1928-1956 is hence called the golden era of Indian Hockey. No Indian team till date has reached close to breaking this record. This period saw great pla…

Mission 1-1-1 :On the way 🏏

India led by Virat Kohli has become the top ranked side in Tests as well as in ODI cricket, and are aiming to be No. 1 in the shortest format of the game.

India have been on a roll, climbing to the pinnacle of Test and ODI cricket with sheer dominance. They have overcome every opponent with panache as the cricketing world has had to bow down to the juggernaut that is the Indian cricket team.
No.1 in Tests  India have played 28 Test matches since 2015, winning 20, drawing six and losing just two. They have 4,493 points and 125 ratings. India started with a short trip to Sri Lanka in August of 2015, with a new captain in the form of Virat Kohli, who was leading the team in his first full Test series. After losing the first test, India came back to win the next two with comprehensive margins. India came back to the country to face a strong South African team, but were easily tamed to a 3-0 at the hands of the Indian spinners (31 wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin).  After a small break, Indi…

Women's🏑 Squad: Asia Cup

Women Hockey India Team Announced For Asia Cup 2017.Hockey India has selected the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup Hockey which begins from 28 October in Japan. Ace striker Rani Rampal will be leading the Indian campaign in Japan. Newly appointed head coach for women, Harendra Singh will be keen about his first big assignment.
Big job for the new coach Former Indian player Harendra Singh was newly appointed as the Head Coach for the Indian Women Hockey. The Asia Cup will be his first big assignment as the tournament has a good significance. The tournament at Japan is going to be one of the qualification factors for the upcoming Women’s World Cup. And so, the 2017 Asia Cup is going to be a big assignment for Harendra Singh.
Studded with stalwarts The Hockey India has framed the team with match winners. Every individual in the side can win a match single-handedly. And moreover, India will be facing tough competition in the group stage. So, we have to wait for the players to deliver at the …