Indian teams practice and lose, they change coaches and Indian team loses, They create AIHF, pour money in the infrastructure and teams lose, players are shuffled and still they lose, I believe they eat lot of nonveg, attend gymnacium and camps, still they lose.
What's the winning formula?
I remeber WI was a great team in Cricket until 1984 when they lost to India in WC. Same thing happened to Indian hockey teams after 1980.
Once invincible, now they don't even get wild card entry at times...why this sudden change?
WI players have great physique, great speedsters as against Indian crickets but there is lack of will or patriotism or what they call kiling spirit. Should we say same thing about Indian hockey or so called NON Cricket sporting personalities (minus SaINA, MARY, GAGAN, PACE, Vijender, and few other medalists)
Agreed, we were the champs of total hockey on green turf, so what can't we get used to Astro in so many yrs of change?
The issue is like US/EU/ Chinese teams, we do not practice in the nature. We are used to closed Gyms, polished infrastructure which puts breaks on the winning attitude, makes person mind habitual to short siting. There will be arguments but our nation should stop looking at METRO personalities. The players should be kept away from traffic, crowd, attention, AD-MAgazines and polished life untill they improve abilities, develop winning attitude, real patriotism and the spirit to win.
It is too much to expect the present Indian hockey players to learn the basics. They never will. They are a bunch of immature people, with no team spirit, each one trying to make it appear that he is important. Such people should never be selected for the team. Bhaskaran is right.
by Forever Circled on Aug 08, 2012 09:47 PM
stop your biased comment, when he was playing for India, they won GOLD .. read it again GOLD. now see the result? he shows the love for game. do not turn it on hate over Tamils.