Hockey team needs to develop consistency, says Dhanraj
    Mumbai, Jul 25 (PTI) The Indian men's hockey squad led
by Manpreet Singhhas quality, but needs to focus more on
being consistent in its performances, feels former captain
Dhanraj Pillay.
    The 51-year-old former Olympian said he has dedicated
his life to improve the popular sport where India was once a
formidable force.
    "We need not get discouraged because we could not get
the Hockey and Cricket World Cup," said Dhanraj, a four-time
Olympian, at a function here on Thursday.
    Dhanraj, along with ex-India spinnerNilesh Kulkarni,
interacted with more than 7,000 school children across 70
schools of Sundargarh district, Odisha, on the importance of
sports through VSAT-based technology developed by Valuable
    "I believe that it is essential to have consistency in
the team and that is what the players in these tournaments
should focus upon," Dhanraj elaborated.
    Asked whether he would enter politics, the mercurial
former forward said he has dedicated his life to improve the
    "Politics is not for me. I am a born hockey player and
will continue to remain so, dedicating myself to improve
hockey. PTI NRB SSR

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