Veteran Dhanraj Pillay confides with Rani Rampal and with Savita Punia under the bar, the Indian women’s hockey team has the amazing springtime potential at the Tokyo Olympics next year. “We have one of the best captains in the queen. I think Rani and goalkeeper Savita can take the team to the podium finish. The team is working really hard, preparing for the Olympics and I am confident of a good show, ”Pild said on the ‘In In The Sportlight’ show hosted by paddler Mudit Dani.
Rani led India to the podium in the 2018 Asian Games and guided the team to the Olympics for the second time in a row. He is one of the most experienced players in the team. Kavita has also played an important role in Olympic qualifiers. A four-time Olympian, Puppies also believes that hockey has come a long way, especially when it comes to stamina and physical abilities.
He said, ‘What hockey have I been playing for the last 10-15 years and these players are not playing any matches. Current players are playing based on their fitness abilities. “Fitness has changed Indian hockey and at the same time players are very serious about their physique and endurance abilities,” he said.
“Today the Indian team can be compared to Australia or Netherlands or Germany. They can give tough competition to any team in the world.
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