Dhanraj Pillay

Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Diego Maradona

Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Diego Maradona

Mohun Bagan forward Sony Norde and the club's former greats Chima Okorie, Jose Ramirez Barreto and Odafa Okolie will also be rubbing shoulders with the 1986 World Cup hero.

Aug 16, 2017, 15:26 PM IST
Hockey India League:  Robbert Kemperman's late strike helps Dabang Mumbai beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 in a thriller

Hockey India League: Robbert Kemperman's late strike helps Dabang Mumbai beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 in a thriller

Harmanpreet Singh`s stellar double goal in the 24th and 32nd minute was a key feature in Dabang Mumbai`s win.

Jan 25, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
When it took Dhanraj Pillay just three hours to end darkness in hockey star Yuvraj Walmiki's home

When it took Dhanraj Pillay just three hours to end darkness in hockey star Yuvraj Walmiki's home

The incident was recalled by Pillay at an event organised by the NCP's youth wing on Wednesday evening.

Sep 15, 2016, 23:23 PM IST
Who knows Vijay Goel in Rio? asks enraged Dhanraj Pillay

Who knows Vijay Goel in Rio? asks enraged Dhanraj Pillay

India's sports minister drew widespread criticism on Friday after the organisers of the Rio Olympics reportedly accused his entourage of "aggressive and rude" behaviour at the Games.

Aug 13, 2016, 08:56 AM IST
Dhanraj ​Pillay thanks PM Narendra Modi for helping legendary Mohammad Shahid​

Dhanraj ​Pillay thanks PM Narendra Modi for helping legendary Mohammad Shahid​

Few days back, Pillay had appealed to the PM, seeking help for the treatment of the ailing Mohammad Shahid​.

Jul 05, 2016, 22:39 PM IST
Singing national anthem before 2011 WC final my 'proudest feeling': Sachin Tendulkar

Singing national anthem before 2011 WC final my 'proudest feeling': Sachin Tendulkar

Besides being a sporting icon, the batting legend is known for his exemplary duties towards the nation, which includes many social works.

Jan 24, 2016, 18:45 PM IST
WATCH: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar's spine-tingling national anthem video for 67th Republic Day

WATCH: Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar's spine-tingling national anthem video for 67th Republic Day

The video also features Bhutia, Sushil, Dhanraj, Narang, Bhupathi and Gavaskar.  ​

Jan 24, 2016, 13:41 PM IST
Dhanraj Pillay bats for Pakistan's participation in Hockey India League

Dhanraj Pillay bats for Pakistan's participation in Hockey India League

Pillay believes Hockey India should have taken permission from the politicians to allow Pakistani players to participate in Hockey India League.

Oct 12, 2015, 14:37 PM IST
Asian Games: Sylvanus Dungdung lauds gold medal winning hockey team

Asian Games: Sylvanus Dungdung lauds gold medal winning hockey team

Olympian Sylvanus Dungdung on Friday praised the Indian hockey team for reclaiming the Asian Games gold medal after 16 years before saying that players must improve further to have any chance of success in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Oct 03, 2014, 16:48 PM IST
Dhanraj Pillay criticises move to have one custodian in Asian Games

Dhanraj Pillay criticises move to have one custodian in Asian Games

Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay is upset with the selection of only one goalkeeper in the Indian team due to take part in the Incheon Asian Games starting, Friday.

Sep 15, 2014, 22:21 PM IST

Tech Mahindra ties up with Dhanraj Pillay to promote hockey

IT firm Tech Mahindra has partnered with an academy promoted by Indian hockey icon Dhanraj Pillay to encourage people to take up the sport.

Aug 18, 2014, 17:56 PM IST

Dhanraj lashes out at foreign experts post India`s poor show

Former India skipper Dhanraj Pillay on Friday said 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.

Jun 06, 2014, 18:55 PM IST

Foreigners cannot yield results for Indian sports: Pillay

Foreign coaches can never yield results for Indian sports, feels former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, who said the key to success lies in empowering and nurturing local trainers.

Aug 03, 2013, 20:01 PM IST

Make me coach, I can deliver results in one year: Pillay

Former captain Dhanraj Pillay has expressed his desire to be the coach of the Indian hockey team and claims that if given a free hand he can deliver results in within a year.

Jul 22, 2013, 17:18 PM IST

Dhanraj Pillay against foreign coaches

Former captain Dhanraj Pillay is not interested in talking about Indian hockey anymore after India`s forgettable London Olympics performance.

Nov 11, 2012, 10:47 AM IST

First match crucial, feels Dhanraj

Four-time Olympian and former national hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay has termed India`s campaign opener against Netherlands in the London Olympics on July 30 as a very crucial encounter.

Jun 27, 2012, 16:54 PM IST

Dhanraj slams FIH, HI after top players opt out of WSH camp

Upset at reports that top Indian players would not participate in the World Hockey Series beginning on Wednesday, former India captain Dhanraj Pillay on Tuesday slammed International Hockey Federation for "interfering" in the lucrative league and accused both FIH and Hockey India of playing "dirty" politics.

Feb 28, 2012, 22:41 PM IST

Gagan Ajit to make comeback in WSH

Retired India player Gagan Ajit Singh on Friday joined the ranks of Dhanraj Pillay and Viren Rasquinha to make a comeback to competitive hockey after being picked in the second players` draft for the USD 2 million World Series Hockey (WSH) commencing on February 29.

Feb 10, 2012, 21:17 PM IST

Pillay appeals to Maken for help in conducting WSH

Former hockey star Dhanraj Pillay sought Sports Minister Ajay Maken`s help in conducting a hassle free World Series Hockey, which has ran into trouble due to player pull out.

Dec 02, 2011, 18:19 PM IST

Pillay urges HI, IHF to call truce for country`s sake

Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay on Saturday said the warring Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) should sort out their issues as it is hampering the country`s preparation for the 2012 Olympics.

Nov 05, 2011, 22:13 PM IST