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Tirkey rues absence of Prabhjot

Former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey on Sunday said India would miss the services of experienced forward Prabhjot Singh in next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2010 00:29 IST
PTI

Former hockey captain Dilip Tirkey on Sunday said India would miss the services of experienced forward Prabhjot Singh in next month's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

The three-time Olympian, who was part of India's best- ever Games finish at fourth position in Kuala Lumpur (1998), said the country can finish on the podium in the mega event that features six of the top 10 FIH-ranked teams including world champions Australia.

"I don't know why he (Prabhjot) doesn’t figure in the team. He is experienced and a good attacker,” said Tirkey.

The three-time Olympian, who was part of India's best- ever Games finish at fourth position in Kuala Lumpur (1998), said the country can finish on the podium in the mega event that features six of the top 10 FIH-ranked teams including world champions Australia.

"I don't know why he (Prabhjot) doesn’t figure in the team. He is experienced and a good attacker,” said Tirkey.

First Published: Sep 20, 2010 00:27 IST