Name : Tushar Khandkar
Caps : 200
Goals : 55
Year 2010 is going to be an exciting year for Tushar, for he has in it to blossom to become India's main scorer in the CWG and Asian Games.
In the latest India's international outin, the 2010 Azlan Shah Cup, he struck five goals, highest for his team.
The speedy winger, livewire scorer, is a spectator’s delight and trainers asset.
A product of Delhi based Air India Academy, Tushar Khandkar, son of a state level hockey player, Vinod Khandkar, made name for himself with a good display of talent in the his maiden tour – 2001 Sub Jr. Asia Cup, where he was adorned ‘Player of the final’.
The nephew of former World Cup player Subodh Khandkrr, was part of the title winning teams such as Youth Asia Cup (2001) Akber el Yom Cup (2002&2003) and others. Collected his senior colours in 2003 in the Hockey Australia Challenge Cup. With a hat-trick of goals in the Jr. Asia Cup final (Karachi, 2004), he hogged the limelight. Despite personal tragedy (his father died when he was in Netherlands to play for the Junior World Cup), the youngster kept his composure for excelling at the world meet.
After two Pakistan Test Series, and marking spectacular goals, permanently etched in the senior ranks. Was part of medal winning teams of 2007, which peaked with the Asia Cup title at Chennai. He scored a hat-trick of goals against Belgium in the same city in January 2008.
Represents Bharat Petroleum in the domestic circuit and Bangalore Lions in the PHL. Bangalore Lions won the 2007-8 PHL title under his captaincy. Scored the first golden goal of PHL in 2005.
He led India once in the in the 2008 Australia tour.
Last International Appearance: 2010 Asian Games
Profile updated upto 31-12-2010 ie after the 2010 Asian Games