India went into lead, for first time in this WC, courtesy a penalty stroke conversion by Rupinder Pal Singh.
Once the premier Indian drag-flicker, Singh has fallen behind Rupinder and VR Raghunath in the pecking order.
Indian hockey teams drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and Dharamveer Singh had applied for cash award but were rejected by UT
The duo shared a laugh and Dharamveer asked Rupinder to get his passport extended to 60 pages.
To overcome the frailty of the back line,the selectors are expected to recall the experienced Ignace Tirkey at the expense of the young drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh
For the past six months,whenever Chandigarh lad Rupinder Pal Singh played for the senior Indian team,the youngster always missed the presence of another Chandigarh player in the Indian squad.
Some of the members of Indias winning hockey team as they take a well-deserved break at home before the London Olympics
Now Rupinder is placed eighth in the junior rankings,is a regular in the junior national team.
“Ahead of the qualifiers,it is better to identify our mistakes right now and work on them rather than making them in the more crucial competition,” he said.
India conceded a penultimate minute goal on a penalty corner to allow Belgium secure a 3-3 draw in their opening outing at the Champions Challenge hockey tournament
Lose to Pakistan 3-1 after scoring the first goal; Azlan Shah title defence all but over
Drag flicker rookie scores hat-trick as defending champions India pull one back in Azlan Shah
The rookie drag-flicker fired in a hat-trick as India made amends of their first match loss.