Consistent performance, attention to details, execution of plans important to achieve success: former hockey captain Sardar

Updated: Dec 1 2022 12:32PM

New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) Consistent performances from start to finish, attention to details and executing plans to perfection will be key to India's success in the FIH Hockey World Cup in Odisha in January, feels former captain Sardar Singh.

Part of India's 2010 and 2014 World Cup campaigns, the legendary player said the current Indian team has done well in recent times, including winning the historic bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, but the players should be hungry to do better all the time. "The team has to practice hard and for long periods. To win a medal, there has to be attention to detail, and the team must work together and help each other out at all times," Singh said in a Hockey India release.

"The current team has been doing well in recent years, and they are a talented lot, with a good structure as well. They should never be satisfied and always be hungry for more." The showpiece event will held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13-29 and India would fancy to win at least a medal, if not gold. India's lone World Cup glory came in 1975. "Once the players take the field in the World Cup (in Odisha), what the player has done previously doesn't matter, they have to work hard from the first whistle to the final hooter, and consistently in every play.