Can Indian hockey break the Olympic medal jinx? Everything you need to know

The Olympics are here, but for a moment let’s go back to the 1975 World Cup. The trophy had agonisingly slipped out of India’s hands in the edition before this one (1973 – India lost to Netherlands on penalty strokes in the final). Ahead of the final against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur in the 1975 edition, Dr Rajinder Kalra, the Team Doctor, could see some anxious faces. Before that anxiety spilled onto the field, the doctor decided to play the psychologist.The Olympics are here, but for a moment let’s go back to the 1975 World Cup. The trophy had agonisingly slipped out of India’s hands in the edition before this one (1973 – India lost to Netherlands on penalty strokes in the final). Ahead of the final against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur in the 1975 edition, Dr Rajinder Kalra, the Team Doctor, could see some anxious faces. Before that anxiety spilled onto the field, the doctor decided to play the psychologist.Read More

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