Bharat Chettri

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Bharat Chettri
Bharat Chetri captain of Indian hockey team.jpg
Personal information
Born 1982 (age 34–35)
Kalimpong, West Bengal, India
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Services
2013-present Punjab Warriors 14 (0)
National team
2001-present India

Bharat Chettri (born 1982 in Kalimpong, West Bengal)[1] (Nepali: भरत छेत्री) is an Indian field hockey player. He belongs to the Nepali community of Kalimpong. He is the goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team.

Career[edit]

Chettri's professional career in field hockey began after he joined the Sports Authority of India's Centre of Excellence in Bangalore in 1998.[1] He made his debut in international hockey in 2001 playing in the Prime Minister’s Gold Cup tournament in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was first appointed the captain of the Indian national team in October 2011 for the four-nation Super Series and an international tournament in Australia.[2] He was the captain of the 18-member Indian squad at the 2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia, which won the bronze medal.[3] Chettri led the 16-member Indian hockey squad in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.[4]

Following poor performances at the Olympics, Chettri, Sandeep Singh and Shivendra Singh were dropped from the squad.[5]

Hockey India League[edit]

In the auction of the first edition of the Hockey India League, Chettri was bought by Punjab Warriors for $19,000[6] with his base price being $18,500. He went unsold in the first round[7] and was bought in the second round of auction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile: Bharat Chetri". NDTV. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hockey India appoints Bharat Chhetri as captain for Australia tour". India Today. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "India grabs bronze at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup". NDTV Sports. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chetri to lead Indian hockey team in Olympics". The Times of India. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Champions Trophy: Sandeep Singh, Bharat Chetri dropped from team". First Post (India). 5 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hockey India League Auction: the final squads list". CNN-IBN. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Former captain Bharat Chettri goes unsold at HIL auction". The Times of India. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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