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Important for young players to learn the right techniques early, says former India Captain Bharat Chetri
Former India Captain Bharat Chetri believes that younger players in the country need to learn the right techniques of the sport at an early age, and must also rectify/ upgrade any basic techniques that they might have learned while growing up. "I think as a former player, you understand how important it is to have the right technique to be able to be successful in this sport. I was a Goalkeeper and it was really important for us to have learned the basics to excel. However, for us, all the right things came at a later stage as we grew more experienced and played around the world, but the advantage for the younger generation here in the country is that they have the facilities and the level of Coaching available to them now," said Chetri.
India's current backline can challenge the world's best teams, says former India drag flick specialist VR Raghunath
The Indian Men's Hockey Team must treat the next one year as a countdown to the Olympic Games in Tokyo feels former India drag flick specialist VR Raghunath who laid emphasis on importance of having the right mind set in their approach. "I think the team must take this period as a one year countdown, and forget everything that's happened in the last 6-8 months. It is time to start afresh," stated the former defender who was part of some of India's finest victories including the 2014 Asian Games Gold Medal and FIH Champions Trophy Silver Medal in 2016.