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Q First of all, how is the team is coping with the absence of chief coach Terry Walsh?
Well, Terry Walsh’s one-year contract has ended and now Roelant Oltmans has taken charge. I don’t think much will change as we have Oltmans and the same support staff for the Champions Trophy. We are focused on faring well in the Champions Trophy.
Q How would you rate India’s chances at the Champions Trophy given the form the team is in at the moment?
Q You had a twist in your ankle during the four Test series in Australia. How is it holding up?
Q Talking of the four Test series in Australia, how do you asses India’s performance given the fact that we lost the first Test 0-4?
Q Penalty corner conversion has been a concern area for India over the years – do you think there is improvement this year?
Q The Champions Trophy is being held in Bhubaneshwar – a pocket where hockey is quite popular. How has been the atmosphere at the Kalinga Stadium in the run-up to the tournament?
Q The first two editions of the Hero Hockey India League has been a big hit with the spectators. The 2015 edition will be expected to enhance the popularity of the league. Your thoughts.