The goalkeeper of the Indian team in Tokyo Olympics-2020, PR. Sreejesh made some brilliant defenses. (Pic Credit Hockey India Twitter)
The Indian men’s hockey team created history on the field of Japan. In the Tokyo Olympics, Indian men’s hockey won a medal in hockey after a wait of 41 years. The team ended the long wait of the fans by winning the bronze medal. Its experienced players had an important role in this victory of the team. However, after the Olympics, many veterans have announced retirement. Fans feel that the most experienced goalkeeper of the team can also be included in this list. PR Sreejesh has now come forward himself and told about his retirement plan.
This 33-year-old player from Kerala was instrumental in winning India’s bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He was recently named the best goalkeeper in the men’s category at the FIH annual awards for his performance in India’s historic bronze medal achievement at the Tokyo Olympics. On his return to India, he was respected a lot.
Sreejesh did not give any clear answer on retirement
Asked if he would play in the Paris Olympics, Sreejesh said, “No player will ever refuse to play in the Olympics, we are greedy people.” There will always be motivation to work hard and give your best. He said, ‘My career will be of 21 years. That’s why I would always like to play another match, play another Olympics until my teammates drop me, it is certain that I will be in the team.
PR Sreejesh wants to play till Paris Olympics
During the ‘India Today Conclave’, he said, ‘But nothing is certain in the life of a sportsperson. Injuries can happen, performance can also drop, others can do better than me. Sreejesh’s former teammates Rupinder Pal Singh, Birender Lakra and SV Sunil recently retired after a successful Olympic campaign to give opportunities to the youngsters. When Indian captain Manpreet Singh was asked the same question, he said, ‘He will go to Paris on behalf of our team. Sreejesh is the best goalkeeper so we would like to see him. We have full faith in him and rest depends on his fitness and other things.
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