Indian Hockey Defender Rupinder Pal Singh Announces Retirement From International Hockey
The Indian hockey contingent successfully won a medal at the Tokyo Olympics after a brief period of 50 years. Rupinder Pal Singh was an integral part of the team.
The 30-year-old defender took to Twitter to make an announcement in his 13-year career. He officially retired through a statement on his personal social media account. The Tokyo Olympics has truly been memorable. Standing on the platform in Tokyo with my colleagues and the best experiences of my life was a feeling I will cherish forever.
The Chandigarh hockey academy ward also added that they believed it is time for me to make way for young and talented players to experience all the great joy I have had over the last 13 years to represent India.
Hi everyone, wanted to share an important announcement with you all. pic.twitter.com/CwLFQ0ZVvj
— Rupinder Pal Singh (@rupinderbob3) September 30, 2021
“I RP Singh would like to inform you of my decision to officially announce to retire from the Indian hockey team. Standing on the platform in Tokyo with my colleagues who shared with me some of the best things in my life was a feeling I will cherish forever. He sincerely conveyed that it was his time of him to leave his place vacant for the future and budding Hockey players to excel in their careers.
I leave the team happy and satisfied as we have won the biggest dream which was to win the Indian Olympic medal. Our partners have been a great pillar of support over the years and I wish them all the best but as they move forward to take India to the high places of hockey.
None of the successes I enjoy today would have been possible without the help and encouragement of my friends and family, especially my mom and dad. I went into every game thinking about them.
I express my gratitude towards Hockey India for having their complete faith in me all these years. I also thank Father Shershah Wali Academy and coaches, Firozpur where my hockey journey began. Thanks to my valuable friends and honorable coaches from Faridkot when I have the best memories as a young player.
Thanks to all the coaches who trained me to be a better player and thank you to all the helpful staff – science advisors, physiotherapists, detectives, video analysts who are all a big part of this success story. very much. I wish you would continue to support me in the way you always have as I move away from the Indian group and start a new chapter in both human face and professionalism.”