Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh has announced his retirement from the Indian hockey team.
In a statement posted on social media, he said, “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.”
He added: “I am leaving the team feeling happy and content as we have conquered the greatest dream which was to win an Olympic medal for India.”
The 30-year-old Rupinder first played for India in 2008, and went to play 223 matches in total for the national team over 13 years.
Most recently, he was part of the Indian men’s team which clinched the bronze medal at the Tokyo Games.
More to follow….