Name : Diwakar Ram
Caps : 18
Goals : 6
Diwakar Ram is a teen-age sensation in present hockey. Recently, he top-scored in the inter-petroleum tournament, that led to his ONGC team win the event for the first time.
Diwakar Ram scored 7 goals in Sydney at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. He was among the goals in all the league matches, by which the team has ensured its place in Final.
He is a good defender and also emerging as a shrewd penalty corner converter. AHF recently honoured him with Rising Star of Asia award
An up and coming defender, Diwakar Ram of Uttar Pradesh is being hailed as a bright future prospect. He is a good defender and also emerging as a shrewd penalty corner converter.
Diwakar Ram hails from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, had his preliminary introduction to hockey at the UP Sports Hostel, Lucknow. He made his junior international debut at the Monchengladbach 8-Nation tournament in 2007, and the senior debut in 2008 in the Belgium Test Series. He scored 12 goals through penalty corners at the Kuala Lumpur 8-Nation Invitation Tournament (2008) and four in the silver winning Azlan Shah Cup, May 2008. Long term material, bright future awaits.
Diwakar also scored the golden goal in the 6th Junior Asia Cup for India to successfully defend the title at Hyderabad in July 2008.
Asian Hockey Federation declared him as the 'Upcoming Star of Asia' in Dec.2008.
Last International Appearance: 2010 World Cup
Profile updated upto 31-12-2010 ie after the 2010 Asian Games
Note: Goal and caps mentioned at top refers to Senior assignments only.