Dhanraj Pillai lashes out at Walsh & Co

Mumbai: Former India skipper Dhanraj Pillay said yesterday that he was disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing hockey World Cup at The Hague and called for sacking of foreign experts including coach Terry Walsh.

Dhanraj Pillay
Dhanraj Pillay

“The World Cup has been a failure for us. We have a high performance director (Roelant Oltmans) and Terry Walsh who has been there since the past eight months. I don’t think their services have benefited the Indian team,” he told reporters. India managed to draw 1-1 with Spain yesterday after losing the first two games against Belgium and England.

“Nowadays, we are losing even against teams like Belgium. If an Indian was coach, then he would know as to how to motivate and strategise during matches. We should have won all the matches but lost in the last minute.”

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