Dilip Tirkey: The Indian hockey squad is assured with him

The legendary defender Dilip Tirkey thinks the current Indian hockey team has players of caliber who can win the world championship again after a 47-year absence. In 1975 in Kuala Lumpur, India claimed their lone World Cup victory.

Tirkey’s remark “I want them to play confidently and put their best foot forward. There are good players on the team.

The 45-year-old stated that his greatest desire was to represent his country at the World Cup and the Olympics.

In 1998, I participated in my first World Cup. I was quite proud to be a member of the World Cup team, said Tirkey, who won the Padma Shri Award in 2004.