In a chat with The Indian Express, skipper Sardar Singh spoke about the emergence of youngsters like Mandeep Singh.
Terry Walsh's team punched above its weight to finish 6th above Germany and Argentina.
After a barren but competitive first half, India drew the first blood.
A foreign correspondent had told Batra that Charlesworth had had termed the lack of spectators as ‘disgracefull’.
New Zealand, meanwhile overcame a 5-1 defeat to beat England 7-6 on penalties.
India rode on Mandeep's three field goals and Rupinderpal's two strikes from penalty corners to upset Germany 5-4.
On eve of playoff game against Olympic champions Germany, India work on not losing the ball.
World Champs Australia overcome two-goal deficit to win quarterfinal 7-2; England, NZ, Dutch in semis.
India took a two-goal lead in the first 15 minutes of the opening half of the quarterfinal.
Paul is seen as who has had to balance the roles of being both father and coach to a hockey player.
The hosts take on world champs Australia in their last-eight clash; Germany face Holland.
Hosts finish bottom of Pool A, but not before nearly pulling off win against Germany; face Aus in quarters.
India looked far more organised and coordinated against the reigning Olympic champions.
After two defeats in as many games, the hosts face Olympic champions Germany in their Pool A clash.
India fail to lift their performance against NZ, succumb to second defeat in 24 hours.
India hope to punch above weight as they face England in their opener of elite Hockey World League Finals.
Injuries to first-choice forwards has given Walmiki, Yousuf an opportunity to play.
A packed 2014 calendar means top players and young stars will have to balance out their workload.
For a team that last played at Hockey Asia Cup in August last year, there was little rustiness.
Indian hockey has come down and the team is struggling to qualify for Olympics.