Indian Hockey Going to Rio With New Captain Sreejesh

Hockey | News18.com | July 12, 2016, 4:19 pm
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Star goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was on Tuesday handed over the mantle of the Indian men's hockey team, replacing veteran midfielder Sardar Singh, who, however, retains his place in the squad for the upcoming Rio Olympics, starting August 5. (Photo Credit: News18)

Star goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was on Tuesday handed over the mantle of the Indian men's hockey team, replacing veteran midfielder Sardar Singh, who, however, retains his place in the squad for the upcoming Rio Olympics, starting August 5. (Photo Credit: News18)

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Mandeep Singh shows his Rio 2016 identity card. (Photo Credit: News18)

Mandeep Singh shows his Rio 2016 identity card. (Photo Credit: News18)

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Harmanpreet Singh pose for the shutter box. (Photo Credit: News18)

Harmanpreet Singh pose for the shutter box. (Photo Credit: News18)

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Indian hockey's team coach Roelant Oltmans during the squad announcement. (Photo Credit: News18)

Indian hockey's team coach Roelant Oltmans during the squad announcement. (Photo Credit: News18)

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Dhanraj Pillay was spotted addressing the media after the squad announcement. (Photo Credit: News18)

Dhanraj Pillay was spotted addressing the media after the squad announcement. (Photo Credit: News18)

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Elated SV Sunil, after being named vice-captain of the 16-member squad selected for Rio. (Photo Credit: News18)

Elated SV Sunil, after being named vice-captain of the 16-member squad selected for Rio. (Photo Credit: News18)

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In the 16-member Rio squad announced by Hockey India (HI) chief Narinder Batra here, injured defender Birendra Lakra has ignored and Surender Kumar has been named his replacement. Forward S.V. Sunil has been named Sreejesh's deputy. (Photo Credit: News18)

In the 16-member Rio squad announced by Hockey India (HI) chief Narinder Batra here, injured defender Birendra Lakra has ignored and Surender Kumar has been named his replacement. Forward S.V. Sunil has been named Sreejesh's deputy. (Photo Credit: News18)

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Sreejesh, one of the finest custodians in world hockey at the moment, was rewarded after the team, under his leadership, ended up with a silver medal at the Champions Trophy in London.  (Photo Credit: News18)

Sreejesh, one of the finest custodians in world hockey at the moment, was rewarded after the team, under his leadership, ended up with a silver medal at the Champions Trophy in London. (Photo Credit: News18)