New Delhi: With no major triumph to show in the last 32 years, erstwhile hockey powerhouse India badly needs a medal in the London Olympics to revive the national sport's interest in the cricket-crazy nation, feels veteran mid-fielder Ignace Tirkey.
"Our last major medal came way back in 1980 Olympics in Moscow where we won our last of the eight gold medals. Since then we have not won any major title. So it is a huge gap," London Olympics-bound Ignace told PTI.
"It is high time for Indian hockey to return among medal winners in the Olympics. A medal (in London) will help in reviving the interest for the game in the country where cricket has now become a religion," he insisted.