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Former Indian captain Sardar Singh took retirement from international hockey



Former Indian captain Sardar Singh took retirement from international hockey: Details, Sports Career Highlights, Awards

Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh on 14th September 2018 announced to take retirement from International Hockey.

Sardar Singh made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games-2018 where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal. 

Sardar Singh while announcing his retirement said "Yes, I have decided to retire from international hockey. I have played enough hockey in my career. 12 years is a long time. Now it’s time for the future generation to take over,”.

Sardar Singh (32 years old) made his senior debut for Indian hockey team against Pakistan in 2006

Sardar Singh made over 350 international appearances for India and captained the national team for eight years

Sardar Singh was also the youngest player to captain the Indian team when he led the side at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Sardar Singh received the Arjuna award in 2012 and Padma Shri in 2015, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for Hockey (2017) from the Government of India.

Sardar Singh has also represented India two times at the Olympics.


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