Hockey in India is certainly on a high with impressive performances from Manpreet Singh’s led senior side, followed by Harjit Singh’s junior side. With immense talent emerging from junior level, we bring you list of 5 players that can certainly be future of Indian hockey..
- Gurjant Singh Virk
The pacy forward from Amritsar had shown lot of promise with his fierce striking skills . He has some powerful and accurate reverse hit, that can beat almost any goalkeeper of the world at a given day. His Junior World cup final, reverse hit goal against Belgium was a definition of class this man possess. He has also performed to the expectations in the recentely concluded Hockey India League playing for Dabang Mumbai franchise led by the German, Florian Fuchs.
- Harjit Singh
The skilful midfielder captained Indian Junior hockey team to clinch the gold at Junior hockey world cup in Lucknow, last year. He is known to be Chotta Sardar Singh ( Junior Sardar Singh) of India. Getting compared to legend like, Sardar Singh at a minor age of 21, depicts the talent that this boy from Tarn Taran (Punjab ) possess.
- Harmanpreet Singh
This rock strong defender from Amritsar, played a key role in India’s triumph at Hockey Junior World cup in Lucknow, last year. He stood strong at the defense line and contributed with his penalty corner strikes when the team desperately needed him to deliver. He has allready played Olympics for India at just 18 years of age. With such high promises at a young age this stalwart looks to be a good future prospect for Indian hockey.
- Vikas Dahiya
This strong 21 year old goalkeeper from Sonipat ( Haryana) stood like a unshakkable rock at the goal for India in the Junior hockey world cup. He emerged as a hero when he saved 2 goals out of 4 in the penalty shootout vs Australia in the semi final and maintained a clean sheet in the finals against Belgium. He has also appeared in India’s Rio Olympic squad allongside fellow goalkeeper and captain PR Sreejesh
- Mandeep Singh
This student of Surjit hockey academy from Jalandhar has been a consistent goal scoring machine. He was India’s biggest performer at Junior hockey world cup in 2016 and has been playing for Indian national team since 2014. He has certainly got experience under his belt and looks to cement his place in the national squad now.