Tokyo Olympics: India Men’s Hockey Team Captain Manpreet Singh Says Australia Defeat Was Wake-Up Call

Tokyo Olympics: India men’s hockey team suffered 1-7 defeat against Australia in group stage match.© AFP India men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh has stated that the defeat against Australia was a wake-up call for the team at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics and they are now focusing on one match at a time. On Thursday, the India men’s hockey team defeated defending Olympic Champions Argentina 3-1 in their fourth group A game here at Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch. With this win, the team has qualified for the quarterfinals…

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Tokyo Olympics: Rupinder Pal Singh Shines As India Beat Spain 3-0 In Men’s Hockey Pool A

Dragflicker Rupinder Pal Singh scored a brace as the Indian men’s hockey team overcame a demoralising defeat in the previous match to cruise past Spain 3-0 and register its second win at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Drubbed 1-7 by Australia in their last match, India produced a spirited performance against world No.9 Spain and scored through Simranjeet Singh (14th minute) and Rupinder Pal Singh (15th and 51st) to record a comfortable win in their third Pool A match at the Oi Hockey Stadium. India, ranked fourth in the world,…

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Virat Kohli Reacts To All-Stars Football Match ft MS Dhoni, Shreyas Iyer And Ranveer Singh

Shreyas Iyer shared pictures from a football game that featured MS Dhoni and Ranveer Singh among others.© Instagram Cricketer Shreyas Iyer on Tuesday shared pictures from a football match with a star-studded cast that included former India captain MS Dhoni and Bollywood star Ranveer Singh. “Ballin’ with these ballers,” Iyer captioned the post on Instagram. Current India skipper Virat Kohli – whose love for football is well documented – was quick to respond, making it clear he wanted to be part of the fun the next time around.…

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Tokyo Olympics: Hockey Team In Best Shape Both Mentally And Physically, Says Striker Mandeep Singh

Making his maiden appearance at the Olympic Games, star India striker Mandeep Singh has been enjoying every experience since the team arrived in Tokyo on Sunday. Recounting the moments, Mandeep said, “It has been great so far. Although it took us some time at the airport due to testing and other procedures, ever since we checked into the Games Village it has been incredible. Everything is well-organised and everyone is very careful about all the protocols.” Mandeep also said that the team is quite used to the routine testing and…

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Sandesh Jhingan named AIFF men’s Footballer of Year, Suresh Singh wins Emerging Player award

Senior India defender Sandesh Jhingan was on Wednesday named the AIFF men’s Footballer of the Year, while midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam was picked as the Emerging Player for 2020-21 season. It is the first time that the towering central defender has received the AIFF Player of the Year award, having won the Emerging Player of the Year Award in 2014. The award winners were chosen on the basis of votes from the Indian Super League and I-League club coaches. “I take this award as a motivation to do better, and…

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Yuvraj Singh Hilariously Trolls “Lambu Ji” Ishant Sharma’s Golf Skills

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma trying his hand at golf.© Instagram/Ishant Sharma Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh trolled Indian pacer Ishant Sharma after the latter posted a couple of pictures and a video of him playing golf. While Ishant looked completely focused on the job at hand, Yuvraj decided to poke some fun, referring to the pacer’s tall physique and asking him to give a big whammy. He wrote, “Lambu ji khul ke mar.” Ishant was spotted wearing a yellow cap and multi-coloured shoes as he tried his hand…

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Harbhajan Singh, Geeta Basra “Blessed With A Baby Boy”

Harbhajan Singh with wife Geeta Basra and daughter Hinaya.© Twitter Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra have been blessed with a baby boy, the cricketer revealed through a Twitter post on Saturday. He wrote, “Blessed with a Baby boy Blue. Shukar aa Tera maalka.” After daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha, Harbhajan and Geeta Basra welcomed their second child. Recently, the family of three were seen celebrating Harbhajan’s 42nd birthday on July 4. The cricketer, in his Twitter post, said that both the mother and the baby were doing well…

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Tokyo Games: Shivendra Singh Says Indian Hockey Team One Of The Contenders For Olympic Medal

The Indian men’s hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics.© Instagram The Indian hockey team is currently one of the fittest in the world and will be a top contender at the Tokyo Olympics, believes former centre-forward and current assistant coach Shivendra Singh. “Our focus is on the overall speed, sharpness, skill, and agility of the team to ensure that they arrive in Tokyo in peak condition,” Singh, who was part of the 2010 Commonwealth Games silver winning team, said in a release issued by Hockey India. “We are working…

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Hockey India Nominates PR Sreejesh, Deepika For Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award; Harmanpreet Singh For Arjuna Award

Veteran India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and former women’s team player Deepika were on Saturday nominated by Hockey India for this year’s prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Besides the duo, vice-captain of India’s Tokyo Olympics-bound men’s team Harmanpreet Singh and women’s team members Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur were nominated for the Arjuna awards. The national federation also nominated RP Singh and Ch Sanggai Ibemhal for the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, while coaches BJ Kariappa and CR Kumar were recommended for the Dronacharya Award. According to…

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Tokyo Olympics: Manpreet Singh To Lead Indian Men’s Hockey Team

India on Tuesday named incumbent Manpreet Singh as the skipper of the men’s hockey team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics where he will have two deputies in defenders Birendra Lakra and Harmanpreet Singh. India had announced a 16-member team for the showpiece event last week but refrained from naming the team’s leadership group. “…I am humbled to have this opportunity of representing India at the Olympics for the third time, this time as team Captain. It is a very proud moment for me to be given this charge,”…

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