Tushar Khandker

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Tushar Khandker
Personal information
Born (1985-04-05) April 5, 1985 (age 32)
Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
BPCL
2005 - 2008 Bangalore Lions
2013 - present Uttar Pradesh Wizards 5 (0)
National team
2003 - present India
Last updated on: 26 January 2013

Tushar Khandker (born 5 April 1985) is an Indian professional field hockey player. He represented India in Men's Hockey during the 2012 London Olympics. [1] Khandker comes from a family of hockey players as his father, uncle and elder brother played the game.[2]

Career[edit]

Tushar Khandker made his debut in for India in 2003 when he was included in the Hockey Australia Challenge Cup in which he scored in his first game. He was a part of the team that won the 2004 Junior Asia Cup and the 2007 Men's senior Asia Cup, thereby becoming the first Indian to be a part of the Asian Cups for all age groups.[3]

Hockey India League[edit]

During the auction of the inaugural season of the Hockey India League, Khandker was bought by the Uttar Pradesh franchise for USD 14,000[4] with his base price being USD 13,900. The Uttar Pradesh team was named Uttar Pradesh Wizards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tushar Khandker". 
  2. ^ "Tushar Khandker up for new challenge in London Olympics". 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Our London Lions". Stick2hockey. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Hockey India League Auction: the final squads list". CNN-IBN. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2013-01-26.