Why Indian victory over Australia is a creditable — K. Arumugam


undefinedWhen in the early 90s when Ric Charlesworth was Women’s Chief Coach of Australia, it was the under-rated Indian women team that broke their continuous victory they made in the previous three years. At Delhi’s Shivaji Stadium, Kaushik’s girls, led by Rajbir Kaur, stuck a goal in the last of three tests to make the great win (1-0). 
Same Charlesworth is here, still basking the glory of giving his country the first World Cup in two decades. 
If the team captain is Grant Schubert, who made senior grade along with Tushar Khandkar in the 2003 Australia four nation, this team cannot be young or second stream, and it has in it few others whom we saw in Delhi in action.  
Today, like the previous days, all the four debutants Rupinder Pal, Amit Prabhakar, Vikas Pillay and Mandeep Antil were adequately used.
If you closely look at the Indian team, Danish Mujtaba and PR Sreejesh, who was the goalie today, are no veterans despite having a great chance to be in the last World Cup.
Therefore, when you almost have six players who are as young as any Australians side here, one cannot say the match was not between nationals teams.


These are the few statement written by Mr Arumugam, who is a well known sports journalist and has been following Indian Hockey closely for decades.
I am sure you will come to know about few more facts about Kookaburras if you read full article at stick2hockey.com : http://www.stick2hockey.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleOID=6196

About the great sports journalist and Hockey Citizen K. Arumugam:
He is a sports journalist and the editor of stick2hockey.com. He has authored the Hockey Year Book Series which is published every year. He is the one of the leading volunteers of One Thousand Hockey Legs program started by Hockey Citizen Group.
His profile can be seen at http://www.stick2hockey.com/pdf/AruProfile.pdf

Gill Congratulates team India…

I hope more people will come in support of Indian Hockey team and other  Indian sportsmen. Business houses should show interest in neglected  sports like Hockey, Volleyball, etc and traditional sports like Kho-Kho, Kabbaddi (India is current world champion in Kabbaddi), etc which are not given the deserved attention. 
MS Gill’s congratulatory message for the team India:
“I’m delighted that our boys have beaten world champion Australia. I congratulate the boys and I am confident that they will do well in the future matches as well,”