• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hockey

Sardar: Coaches forced me into early retirement

By: Keerthi Mohan

FORMER India hockey captain Sardar Singh last Saturday (3) claimed that former coach Sjoerd Marijne and current high-performance director David John forced him to make a shock retirement in September. The veteran singled out an incident which took place last year during India’s triumphant campaign in the Asia Cup in Dhaka, where he was called to John’s room in the presence of Marijne. “I was called to his (John’s) room just before the match against Pakistan in Asia Cup. The coach (Marijne) was also there. He (John) said I committed mistakes and I was playing a lot of individual game.…

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