Monday, January 27, 2014

Kumar the best..

NATIONAL No 1 and Asia’s best goalkeeper S. Kumar was  named as the man-of-the-match for Uttar Pardesh Wizards  when his heroics saw his side beat defending champions  Ranchi Rhinos 3-2 in the opening match of the Hockey India  League (HIL) yesterday.
   The Wizards, who finished third in the inaugural HIL last  year, twice came from a goal down to shock the home  team.
    Kumar 34, failed to cement a spot for the Wizards in its  inaugural edition last year, as he was only fielded in one  match throughout the month long tournament.
    However this time around head coach Roelant Oltmans  gave the Malaysian the go ahead in their opening match and  he did not disappoint.
    The other Malaysian players in the HIL are Radzi Rahim  and Faizal Saari who are with the Dabur Mumbai Magicians  team.