Hardenra Singh has been sacked just 8 months into his new job as Hockey India’s coach and Hockey Fans across Twitter have shredded Hockey India into bits and pieces!
Harendra was appointed as the Indian team back in May, 2018, after the side’s disappointing run at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast under coach Sjoerd Marijne.
Under him, India went on to win the Bronze medal at the Asian Games, and then followed it up with a gold at the Asian Champions Trophy. At the World Cup, India finished in the 6th position under Harendra Singh.
Harendra is the 25th coach of the men’s hockey team who has been sacked in as many years, and the sixth in last six years.
Here is how fans reacted to the news of his sacking on Twitter.
What do u make of this decision . How can hockey india keep on sacking coaches everytime.
— krishna deva (@krishnadeva95) January 9, 2019
— Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) January 9, 2019
Hockey India knows a thing of two about how not to make the sport reach millions. On a day when #KheloIndia is creating a buzz, Hockey India sacks men's hockey team coach Harendra Singh. Ironic! #HockeyIndia #HarendraSingh #KheloIndia #Indianahockey pic.twitter.com/qM7hr7xYl6
— Ameya Tilak (@ameyatilak) January 9, 2019
Are you fucking kidding me? What the fuck is wrong with Hockey India? Go fuck yourself and your Hockey. You're anyway not playing the Pro league, so rather just stop playing hockey instead. Dissolve your organization in your own piss and make India forget Hockey for good. Chuts https://t.co/IPlWt99LJm
— Abhi Jain (@abhijain298) January 9, 2019
— Vinayak Padmadeo (@Padmadeo) January 9, 2019
Harendra Singh has been removed!
Can we have some stability?
One bad tournament and you sack the coach
— Aadit (@aaditsaluja) January 9, 2019
This is interesting, big development. But not totally unexpected. @kannandelhi hints that Indian hockey coach Harendra Singh stint is over after India's 'debacle' at the recent World Cup
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) January 9, 2019
bhai koi samjhao, jo aadmi #harendrasingh jr men & sr women emotionally sambhal sakta hai wo sr men ko kyon nahi? ya jo ladke jr me sunte hain sr me nahi? ya jr me alag hock plan hota hai? #hockeyindia #koitosamjhao
— #indianfirst (@uthraGC) January 9, 2019
Not even angry at Hockey India for replacing Harendra Singh.
There is nothing else that you can expect from the federation. If they can fire a coach in middle of the tournament, this should come as no surprise.
FYI, Hockey India- THERE IS NO QUICK FIX. THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
— Give Me Hockey (@hockeyind) January 9, 2019
And now Harendra Singh has been sacked too!! Hockey India has gone nuts and killing its golden goose. In the first place Roland @OltmansOltmans should have been retained. He started the whole resurrection process.
— 🇮🇳 ^o-o^ 🇮🇳 (@sandeeproy1) January 9, 2019
Sr men, Jr men, Sr women, Sr men, Jr men. And my head spins. Wonder what Harendra must be going through. #hockey
— Jaspreet Sahni (@JaspreetSSahni) January 9, 2019
Complete joke.@TheHockeyIndia High Performance Committe says @HarendraSingh66 should be reassigned to the Junior Hockey team. The position has been offered to him. Applications for a new Men's coach will be invited. Theatre of the absurd
— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) January 9, 2019
There’s a lot to unpack from Harendra Singh’s firing, but the bottom line is that constant coach sacking by Hockey India is not tolerable.