Hockey: India Need Good Exposure Before Big Events, Says Sardar Singh

Indian men's team returned home after a historic Test series win against world champions Australia. Skipper Sardar Singh feels the results will help India before the FIH Champions Trophy.

Updated: November 11, 2014 15:58 IST
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Indian goalie Sreejesh poses on arrival in New Delhi.


New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team returned here on Tuesday after their creditable 3-1 Test series win against world champions Australia in Perth. Skipper Sardar Singh said India were on the right track ahead of the Champions Trophy in Orissa next month.

India have been a roll in recent months. A silver at the Commonwealth Games - India lost to Australia in the final - and a gold at Asian Games in Incheon have been the highlights. Weeks before the high-profile FIH Champions Trophy, Sardar feels the Australian win was good preparation. ('India's Series Win vs Australia Motivation for Champions Trophy')

"I am extremely happy with the way our team has performed in the entire series. And there could be no better gift to my completion of 200 international caps than this win," said Sardar, adding "We need such exposure trips before big events."

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