India’s hockey player Rupinder Pal Singh announced his decision to retire from the sport. He took to his Twitter and shared his retirement statement. He played 223 matches during his 13-year-long career for the Indian team and he has been the part of Indian hockey team’s historic bronze medal winning Tokyo Olympics campaign. He was regarded as one of the best drag-flickers of the country.
Rupinder wrote, “I would like to inform you about my decision to retire from Indian hockey team. The past couple of months have undoubtedly been the best days of my life. Standing on the podium in Tokyo along with my teammates with whom I have shared some of the most incredible experiences of my life was a feeling I will cherish forever.”
He further added, “I believe it is time for me to make way for young and talented players to experience every great joy I have felt in these last 13 years of representing India. I have had the honour of wearing the India jersey in 223 matches and each of these matches are special for I had the privilege of playing for this great sport-loving nation.”
He thanked coaches late Shri Jasbir Singh Bajwa, Shri OP Ahlawat and his friends from Chandigarh Hockey Academy who played a big role in his formative years as a player.