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Injury-plagued Dilip Tirkey quits hockey

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sandeep kumar
Why didnt the sports section of news channels inform this?
by sandeep kumar on May 03, 2010 03:28 PM

I hardly heard this news in any of the news channels,even the ndtv and ibnlive, which are world class. Its 2020 world cup time, and really no one is interested in some unknown player retiring. It was thrilling watching raina bat yesterday, and i hope India rocks and wins the world cup. Team India rocks!!

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suryanarayan bhaskar
A world class defender !!
by suryanarayan bhaskar on May 03, 2010 12:59 PM  | Hide replies

He was truly a world class defender. The only world class player India had since Dhanraj Pillay.

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S Shrikanth
Re: A world class defender !!
by S Shrikanth on May 03, 2010 01:13 PM
I fully agree. Tirkey's contribution to Indian team has been priceless and will be remembered all the time. Its high time for Hockey India to get benefits out of his rich experience and infuse it in the team.

Its very sad that injuries have cut short his career.

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satish moorthy
All the best Tirkey..
by satish moorthy on May 03, 2010 12:04 PM

Good he has some plans to save Hockey by opening academy ... Do well , guide well ..

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Rajesh Bangad
dilip turkey
by Rajesh Bangad on May 03, 2010 11:47 AM

he is tribal christian converted anyway assest for india.

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Anavangote Rammohan
Adieu Dilip
by Anavangote Rammohan on May 03, 2010 11:30 AM

Another Indian Hockey stalwart retires and Indian hopes keep sinking. For a brief while it seemed that IHF had got their act together. As long as we continue to depend on individual brilliance and have political strongmen at the helm of IHF, we will continue to scrape the bottom of the barrel. As Tirkey points out, talent is never the problem. His fans and well wishers will continue to wish him well and hope for something out of his coaching school.


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Kumar Lamba
Well served
by Kumar Lamba on May 03, 2010 11:17 AM

Dilip served the hockey of India very nicely. He was undoubtably a great defender and was also a part time penalty corner specialist. Well done guy.

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Dilip Tirkey
by Venugopalan on May 03, 2010 11:02 AM

a right decision at the right time. He will have enough time to spend at the academy which he proposes TO OPEN in Orissa where he will coach young talented players. definitely he has planned it so well. All the best for the future.

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A great Player
by Deviprasad on May 03, 2010 10:51 AM


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Satyawadi Sakhigopal
Dileep Tirkey Zindabaad
by Satyawadi Sakhigopal on May 03, 2010 10:32 AM

Dilip Tirkey was a great player. I am proud of him, that he represented our state orissa so well, many aspiring sportsmen in our region, look upto him. God bless and his contribution to indian hockey has been great. Hope he continues the coaching bit. Odiya Gouraba Tirkey, tame sada amar rahiba odishabasi nka manare.

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vinod shenbaga
Great loss of Indian Hockey
by vinod shenbaga on May 03, 2010 10:26 AM

The wall of Indian hockey is retiring = After Viren rasquina's retirement, this would be the second blow for INDIAN HOCKEY bcoz both Viren and Dilip Tirkey were one of the best defenders in world hockey and due to their retirement , still the Void has not been filled by new young defenders.

We are losing bcoz of poor defence only= attack is fine and even Midfield is o.k.

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