(Last Updated on : 24-07-2014)
Vikram Vishnu Pillay was born on November 27, 1981 in Kirkee near Pune. This field hockey midfielder has played for the Indian national filed Hockey team. He presently lives in Mumbai. In the year 2002, he made his international debut for the Men's National Team. The debut was made during a four nation tournament held in Adelaide, South Australia. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Pillay has also represented his native country. In the tournament India finished in seventh place. Currently he is working for Indian Airlines.
In the domestic field he has played for the teams namely Tata Sports Club in the year 2001, Air India in the year 2002, Indian Airlines from 2003 to present. Vikram Vishnu Pillay participated in the Junior National Hockey Championship two times : Jun 1999 - Bangalore (2nd) - played for Mumbai and Feb 2001 - Chennai (2nd) - played for Mumbai. He has played in the Bombay Gold Cup: Apr 2003 - Mumbai (1st) - Indian Airlines and Apr 2002 - Mumbai (1st) - Air India. Vikram Pillay has also participated in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament: Nov/Dec 2002 - Delhi (1st) - Air India, CAPTAIN.
After his international debut with he has participated in the following tournaments:
Olympics -- Aug 2004 - Athens (7th), 1 GOAL
Champions Trophy -- Dec 2004 - Lahore (4th), 1 GOAL; Man of the Match - India vs. Germany - Dec 7; Aug 2003 - Amstelveen (4th); Aug/Sep 2002 - Cologne (4th).
Asian Games -- Oct 2002 - Busan (2nd)
Kuala Lumpur (1st), 1 GOAL
Afro-Asian Games -- Oct 2003 - Hyderabad (1st)
Champions Challenge -- Dec 2001 - Kuala Lumpur (1st)
Indo-Pak Hockey Series -- Sep/Oct 2004 (Lost 2-4), 1 GOAL
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup -- Jan 2004 - Kuala Lumpur (LAST)
Junior World Cup -- Oct 2001 - Hobart (1st)
African Tour -- Aug 1999
Asian Tour -- Aug/Sep 2001 - Kuala Lumpur - 5-Nation Jr. Tourney (3rd)
Australian Tour -- Jun 2003 - Sydney - 3-Nation Tournament (1st); May/Jun 2003 - Perth - 3-Nation Tournament (2nd); Jun 2002 - Melbourne - 4-Nation Tournament (2nd); May/Jun 2002 - Adelaide - 4-Nation Tournament (2nd).
European Tour -- Aug 2004 - Leverkusen - 3-Test Series vs. Ireland (Won 2-1); Jul 2004 - Dusseldorf - 4-Nation Tournament (2nd); Jun/Jul 2004 - Amstelveen - 4-Nation Tournament (LAST); Mar 2004 - Madrid - Olympic Qualifier (4th); Jun 2003 - Hamburg - 4-Nation Panasonic Masters (1st); Aug 2002 - Amstelveen - Rabobank 4-Nation Tournament (LAST); Aug 2001 - Poznan - 6-Nation Jr. Challenge (2nd).
Test Series at Home -- Feb 2004 - Hyderabad - 3-Test Series vs. Netherlands (Lost 0-2) and became the Player of the Series.