Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Rupinder Pal Singh retires from Hockey

There has been big news about Indian hockey team star Rupinder Pal Singh. In fact, he has announced his retirement from international hockey. He recently took to social media to inform about the same. At the same time, he has said, "He wants the youth to get a chance now. Rupinder Singh was part of the bronze medal-winning team at the Tokyo Olympics. He made his Team India debut in 2010 and Rupinder is one of India's most successful player.  Rupinder started training at Shershah Wali Hockey Academy in Ferozepur, Punjab at the age of just 6.

In 2002, he started playing for Chandigarh hockey academy. He then became a part of the Indian team in 2010 and continued to play for the team. He made his debut during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2010 and Team India won a gold medal in the tournament. "I have decided to retire from the Indian hockey team," Rupinder said. ''The last two months have undoubtedly been the best days of my life. Standing on the podium in Tokyo with my teammates is an incredible experience I will always remember. I think now is the opportunity to accommodate young and talented players so that they too can live up to the experience That I have achieved in the last 13 years representing India. I was honoured to wear an India jersey in 223 matches and each of these matches was special for me.'’ he said.

He further wrote, "I am happily leaving the team because we fulfilled the biggest dream of winning an Olympic medal for India. I am carrying with me memories of playing with the best players in the world. I have great respect for all this. My fellow players have been my biggest strength in these years and I wish them all the best to take Indian hockey further.'’

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