Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captained the Indian cricket team for a long time. Has brought a lot of success to the team. Cool head under pressure was one of his characteristics. A member of the hockey team has the same mentality. He is Harmanpreet Singh. Top scorer for the team at the Asian Games who helped them win gold. Former player Dhanraj Pillai compared Harmanpreet to Dhoni.
India won gold under the leadership of Dhanraj at the Bangkok Asiad in 1998. He told the news agency, “Harmanpreet’s captaincy must be appreciated. His leadership is behind this gold win. He is Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Indian hockey team. Leads the entire team from behind. Doesn’t indulge emotions too much. Can remain calm under pressure.”
Dhanraj is happy with the way India won the match against Japan by showing power. Excitedly, he said, “This victory will be written in the pages of history. Historical gold. The whole team played as one. Scored so many goals. We completely dominated the final. I played well against them in all four quarters. Winning 5-1 in the final is not a mouthful.”
Dhanraj also said that India’s outfit will be one in the entire competition. Cricketers like PR Sreejesh, Manpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Amit Rohidas. That thing might remind you of 1998.