“We have one of the best captains in Rani. I think Rani and goalkeeper Savita can take the team to a podium finish. The team is working really hard, preparing for the Olympics and I am confident of a good show,” Pillay stated on ‘In The Sportlight’ present hosted by paddler Mudit Dani.
Rani had led India to the rostrum on the 2018 Asian Games and likewise guided the group to Olympics for the second successive time.
Savita, who’s one of probably the most skilled gamers in the group, has additionally performed an important position in the Olympic Qualifier.
A 4-time Olympian, Pillay additionally believes hockey has come a great distance, particularly in the case of stamina and bodily skills.
“What hockey I played and what these players have been playing for the last 10-15 years, there is no match. The current players are playing based on their fitness abilities. “Fitness has modified Indian hockey and likewise the gamers are very severe about their physique and endurance skills,” he said.
“Today the Indian group can be in contrast with Australia or Netherlands or Germany. They can give a troublesome battle to any group in the world,” added Pillay.