Unlike ‘Chak De India’,World Cup is for real: Tushar

Positive attitude is one big change which I have noticed happening to our team,says,mid-fielder Tushar.

Written by Ashok Kumar(IndianExpress.com) | New Delhi | Published: February 19, 2010 10:26:28 pm

Tushar Khandekar,mid-fielder of the Indian Hockey Team is representing India in the World Cup 2010. Here is a quickie with this player of the Indian team who is excited about the prospects of the team.

What is that one big change which has happened to the Indian hockey team over the last year?

Positive attitude is one big change which I have noticed happening to our team.

What is the biggest advantage for the Indian Team?

We have three drag-flickers and a very good forward line.

What is one big reason which can ensure our win?

The team is united in its efforts.

What difference will the home-ground make?

The support which comes from the home public acts as a big morale booster and helps the team.

How do you see the state of the team just before the big event?

The team is full of ‘josh’. (Excitement).

What is the state of preparedness?

It is very good,we are very well prepared. We have been training hard in the last few days.

Which team do you see as your biggest competitor?

Every match is important for us. In all 12 teams are participating. No team participating in the World Cup is weak. I see all the teams as big competitors.

Have you noticed any significant changes happening to the team after the success of Bollywood flick,Chak De India?

It (Chak De India) was a reel thing,while this ((Hockey World Cup) is real.

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