Indian hockey has passed through crests and troughs over the years. With 11 Olympic medals (8 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) in its kitty, it was the golden age for the Indian hockey. But like all good things come to end soon, the Indian hockey suddenly slummed to its lowest ebb. It all started after the glory of the Moscow games the Indian hockey sank to abyssal depth.
The resurgence was an uphill task as game has undergone sea change since the golden days of the Indian hockey. The power-packed hockey became the order of day replacing the artistry juggernauts of the Indians. The fast paced playing artificial surface Astroturf made things challengingly strenuous for the Indians.