Hockey is one of most improved sports this decade. Their brilliant performance in last few year have raised a good show for Tokyo 2020. Let's take a look at our Indian hockey team journey this decade. At the end of this decade picture of Indian hockey is completely opposite as it was at the start. In 2010, Indian hockey was healing from the wounds of their failure to qualify for Olympics in 2008. In the starting of this decade we were all hoping that Sandeep Singh starter will resurrect Indian hockey. Journey started with 2010 Hockey World Cup, hosted at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi. India defeated it's arch-rival Pakistan by 3-1 but failed miserably in other matches and finished 8th. It was consolation prize for us because this performance was better than last few world cups in which our team finished at 11th and 10th places. Same thing also happened in Women's Hockey World cup in Argentina as India finished at 9th place. However India's Rani Rampal was the 2nd highest goal scorer with 7 goals in the tournament. Indian team failed to qualify for Champions Trophy 2010 in both categories. Then in COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010 which was hosted in New Delhi, Indian Hockey team performed very well and won Silver medal after losing to Australia in finals by 8-0. Then at Asian games Indian men's team won Bronze medal while women's team lost to japan in bronze medal match. Then next big tournament was first edition of the "Men's Asian Hockey Champions Trophy-2011",which was held in Ordos, China. Total 6 countries-China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan participated in first edition. India emerged as champion after defeating Pakistan in penalty shootout by 4-2 in finals and became the first champion of the tournament. India did not participated in 2011 Champions Trophy due to some governance issue after that the venue of the tournament was shifted from India to New Zealand. In Olympic qualifiers ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh slammed five goals, including a hat-trick, as India qualified for London Olympics men's hockey after missing men's hockey after missing out the 2008 edition by spanking France 8-1 in the final. Indian women's hockey team came crashing as they lost 1-3 to South Africa in the final of the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers It was the time for London Olympic Games 2012 and Champions Trophy .In 2012 Olympic games it was a disaster and India finished on 12th place after failing to win a single game in the tournament. In the end of this year Men's Champions Trophy was held in Australia. This tournament was quite good for our team. India has played 3 matches in pool games and won 2 of them. India was defeated by Germany by 3-2 in a pool match. We defeated Belgium in quarter finals by 1-0 and secured position in semi finals. In semifinals again Australia defeated India by 3-0, by proving it's legacy in hockey against India. 2013 became the game changing year for Indian Hockey, In this year HERO HOCKEY INDIA LEAGUE (HIL) was started in India for crafting the players on National level as well as International level. Total 5 teams have participated in this first edition of HIL. Ranchi Rhinos won the league in 2013. India has also performed well in Hockey Asia Cup 2013 in Malaysia. India got 2nd position in this tournament and was defeated by South Korea by 4-3 in final match. That was the only match of the tournament where India was defeat. 2014 In this year India had participated in four big tournaments-World cup, Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games and Asian games. In men\u2019s world cup India finished the tournament at 9th place by defeating South Korea. With this win India had managed to avenge their 3-4 loss to South Korea in final of last year's Asia Cup in Malaysia. India only won 2 matches, against Malaysia(3-2) and the other is against South Korea (3-0). In champions Trophy 2014, again India repeated it's story of 2012's trophy and secured 4th position. Sreejesh Ravindran was honoured as the Goalkeeper of the tournament and Akashdeep Singh honoured as Young player of the tournament. In Commonwealth Games Indian men's team won silver medal and we were again defeated by Australia by 4-0 in the finals. Sardar Singh was leading the Indian hockey team in Incheon, where a direct entry to the Olympics comes with the gold medal. A spirited Indian men's hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal draught in the Asian Games and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Indian women won bronze medal after beating Japan. Now it was turn for Indian women team to end its dry run and they did it by qualifying for Rio Olympics. It was Rani Rampal's goal in Qualifiers which sealed India berth to Rio Olympics after a gap of 36 years. After qualifying for Rio Olympics our hockey team was improving and coach Roelant Oltmans was working to build a strong team. Result were seen in hockey world cup league 2015, where India won Bronze medal by defeating strong Netherlands team in penalty shootout. From 2012 to 2016 Indian men's team ranking improved a lot. They were ranked 13th at London and 5th at Rio Olympics. In this year's Men's Champion trophy India was again defeated by Australians in the finals and obtained second position in the tournament. After that a strong show at Rio was expected from our hockey team and our team did well to qualify for quarterfinals. In quarterfinal lost to Belgium who went on to win silver medal. Argentina won Gold medal and throughout the tournament they lost only to India in group stage matches. India finished eighth in Rio Olympics. Indian women team qualified for Olympics in this century and looking to make their mark. 2017-This year was joyful for both Men's and Women's team. India's ten-year wait for the continental title ended in this year. India beat Malaysia 2-1 to win the 10th edition of the Asia Cup - their third title overall. The top-ranked Indians finished unbeaten in the tournament, having won all their matches except for the 1-1 draw against Korea in the Super 4s stage. India won the tournament twice before in 2003 and 2007 editions. The Indian women\u2019s hockey team led by Skipper Rani Rampal, played against China in the final match of the Asia Cup and won it 5-4. Indian women\u2019s team also qualified for Hockey world Cup 2018 after winning this Cup. 2018- 2018 was supposed to be an important year for Indian hockey- Commonwealth games, Asian games and World cup were big ticket competition in which India had to shine. Bit as it turned out, 2018 devolved into stories of 'what-could-have-been'. India got 6th position in the Men\u2019s world cup and 8th position in Women's world cup. In commonwealth games we got 4th position after having defeated by England in Bronze medal game. In Asian games 2018 Indian men's team won bronze medal by defeating Pakistan. But in women's category we got silver medal after losing to Japan. Better performance were expected from our teams as they got top billing in the tournament. 2019- Both the Indian men's and women's' teams rose up the ranking ladder with a series of rousing performances in 2018, but failed to achieve their primary objective - while the women came tantalizingly close to winning gold at the Jakarta Asian Games, the men strode into the semifinals with ridiculous ease before hitting a Malaysian roadblock. With encouraging World Cup performances to show for their efforts, both the men's and women's teams braced themselves for a quiet period of introspection and recovery in front of the drawing board before getting back to international action. The Indian men began the year as the highest-ranked team at the Azlan Shah Cup, but failed to get past a dogged Korean defence in the pool stages - and again in the finals, before going down in a pulsating tiebreaker. Long before the Indian men traveled to Ipoh, Sjoerd Marijne's chargers began their tour to Spain where they matched the hosts in every department and exacted sweet revenge on the Irish girls who they had lost to in the World Cup quarterfinal. Aussie veteran Graham Reid joined the Indian camp as head coach just before the Indians set off for an Australian tour ahead of the all-important FIH Series Finals - the first step towards the Olympic qualification process. At the bustling Kalinga Stadium, Manpreet Singh and co. brushed aside their opponents convincingly, and ended up winners while the women began their Olympic journey at Hiroshima where they continued their quest for retribution by defeating Asian Games champions Japan in the final. The winning momentum continued in the Tokyo Olympic Test Event and the men's and women's teams rounded off successful European tours before the vital two-legged qualifiers in Bhubaneswar. The Indian men overcame stiff resistance from Russia while the women breezed past the USA in the first leg before getting past a rejuvenated American outfit in the second. It was again Rani Rampal's goal that sealed Indian team berth to Tokyo. The Indian women will begin the Olympic year with a tour to New Zealand and also play the Asian Champions Trophy in June while the men take on the world's best teams in the Pro League. Tokyo Olympics 2020 is not that far, we hope that Indian Men's and Women's team will perform their best and will inspire this new generation.