New Delhi: National team captain Sardar Singh says the recent success in the Champions trophy is the beginning of a new era in Indian hockey, after the reverses of the recent past.
"This will enable us to forget the disappointments of recent past. It is certainly the beginning of a new era in Indian Hockey. Champions Trophy is the biggest tournament after Olympics and World Cup and this success has given us new confidence," Sardar told PTI Bhasha from Melbourne.
After defeating Belgium in the quarterfinal, India are now in the hunt for their first medal since the lone Champions Trophy bronze in 1982. This will also be India's best finish since 2004 when they lost the bronze medal-match to end fourth.