PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Manpreet to lead Indian men's hockey team in Olympics; Birendra, Harmanpreet named vice-captains
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 12:28 PM IST
"It was really hard time for me in 2016 when I missed out on the chance of representing India in the Rio Olympics. After my recovery, my sole goal has been to ensure that I am fit and absolutely ready for the Tokyo Olympics," Lakra was quoted as saying in a media release.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 02:36 PM IST
“I particularly follow Rupinder Pal Singh for his dragflick execution and in terms of defence and game I follow Birendra Lakra,” he said.
Bhubaneswar, Karan Prashant Saxena | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 07:55 PM IST
An injury in the training to fellow defender Varun Kumar, saw Lakra finally getting a call-up in the squad, just two days before the first Olympic qualifying game. In the pre-match conference, India coach Graham Reid made it clear that Lakra will not find it hard to fit right back into the team.
Bhubaneswar | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 07:41 PM IST
The Indian men’s team will play Russia on November 1 and 2 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium.
New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Varun Kumar, who was rested for the Australian tour, and Amit Rohidas have also made a comeback, while midfielder Sumit also returns to the team.
Ipoh | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 10:16 PM IST
Sumit Kumar (17th min), Sumit Kumar junior (27th min), drag flicker Varun Kumar (36 min) and Mandeep Singh (58th min) found the net for India.