Dravid joins former classmates in hockey

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

A five a side All India rink hockey tournament is on in Bangalore in a bid to popularize the faster, shorter version of the game.

Bangalore:

A five a side All India rink hockey tournament is on in Bangalore in a bid to popularize the faster, shorter version of the game. And to heighten interest, a match between celebrity old boys of two leading school in the city was part of the event. Indian cricket vice captain Rahul Dravid turned out for his old school St Joseph's - and the international sportsman was playing a game he loves - and one he used to play as a boy. "I played hockey in school in the tenth standard, that was 16 years ago. It was fantastic just great to get back with some old schoolmates of mine and share a few stories, share a few laughs," said Dravid. Also taking to the field were players whose talent in the game of hockey was never in doubt. Hockey player Jude Felix turned out for his school, St Germain's. "It brings back a lot of memories. It was more a fun game. It was nice to see Rahul come and participate. Very humble of him to have done this," said Felix. The game, played under floodlights, was part of a five a side rink hockey tournament. All kinds of players participated in the hockey game, radio jockeys, VJs, men who have made their name in other sports and also some very good former India international hockey players. And everybody, whatever their background, had a blast

Topics : Hockey
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