New Delhi: The aura is long gone and recent performances have been inconsistent but Indian hockey's former technical adviser Ric Charlesworth, who had a controversial stint with the team, still expects his former wards to qualify for London Olympics during the qualifiers starting on Saturday.
"India still has some very exciting players and can play some fabulous hockey but perhaps they are not consistent enough and they haven't planned well enough for a long time," the Australian told PTI in an e-mail interview.
"I do think it can be turned around. If you mean their aura was their dominance then obviously that no longer exists. When I first played to beat India was exceptional and rare...now it is expected," he added.