Indian hockey: another new dawn?

Zafar Iqbal (left) and Ashok Kumar (Images courtesy: Amity and

It was a huge honour to be sharing the same space as hockey legends Ashok Kumar, member of the 1975 World Cup winning  team, and Zafar Iqbal, who was part of the squad that won the 1980 Olympic Games gold medal. All India Radio broadcast our conversation on September 14, 2011. Our chat focussed on the Indian team’s win in the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy tournament in Ordos, China, and on the road ahead that includes qualifying tournaments for the Champions Trophy and the Olympic Games.  I started by asking Ashok if this win is another new dawn for Indian hockey.

Since the chat was in Hindi, I shall try and post a English version soon. Click on the link below to hear the chat.


1 comment for “Indian hockey: another new dawn?

  1. Bharat malhotra
    September 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Its was very good sir. Very knowledgeable.

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