Sardar Singh: Former India hockey captain announced his retirement

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Sardar Singh

Sardar Singh, India’s quintessential hockey player has completed his journey of career on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

He has announced his retirement from international games.

Early Life

He was born on 15 july 1986 in Santnagar, Sirsa Haryana. He is  known by name of Sardar Singh.He  also played as a captain of Indian Hockey team.

  • Sardar was the youngest captain who leaded Indian team in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
  • Singh got an award of Padma shri and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Career

He started his career in 2003-04 for India Junior team at Poland.He made his biggest debut playing against Pakistan. He is doing his duty as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Haryana.

  • After leading team as a Caption for 8 years he has handed his position to P.R. Shrejesh, the goalkeeper on Hockey team in 2016.
  • At 32, Sardar is not only the senior-most player in the side but also the fittest as per tests held.
  • In Hockey India League  auctions ,Sardar singh was the most highly paid player. The Delhi franchise bought him for USD 78,000.
  • Sardar Singh has  also starred in Punjabi song ‘Gallan Karraiyan’ of veteran Punjabi singer Hardeep Singh.

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