'Hope India End Hockey Gold Drought at Asian Games'

India have not won a gold medal in Asian Games since 1998 and former hockey striker Mervyn Fernandes said he is confident the country will regain its "golden" touch at Incheon.

updated: September 15, 2014 19:54 IST
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Mumbai: Former Indian hockey striker Mervyn Fernandes hopes the national team will be able to regain its "golden" touch at the upcoming Asian Games. Once a powerhouse, India steadily lost their stature over the years and even at the Asian Games gold medals were few and far between.

Like many keen followers of the men's hockey team's progress, Mervyn, too, is waiting with bated breath for the country's name to be recast in gold again at Incheon Games starting on September 19.

"I am keeping my fingers crossed, but this team is capable of doing it. The crunch is deliverance. It has done well in the last few international tournaments and the big plus is there have been very few changes in the team," Mervyn told PTI on Tuesday. (Also Read: 'Have Self-Belief to Break Asian Games Gold Jinx')

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