Sardar Singh, the former captain of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team, is a name familiar to many. Sardar Singh has announced to retire from professional hockey after having served the Indian Senior Team for more than 12 years. Mr. Singh made his debut against Pakistan back in 2006 and since then has achieved significant milestones both individually and collectively.
Sardar Singh received the Player of the Tournament in the 2012 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, 2012 London Olympic Qualifiers to name a few of his awards. Out of his many other achievements, he recently concluded the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, guiding the Indian team through his experience and skill, on the podium where they received the Bronze Medal. And it’s not just that, on their previous outing at the Asian Games, India clinched Gold, which allowed India to qualify directly for the Rio 2016 Olympics. He also was named in the 2011 FIH All Stars team.
With his long list of achievements for the national side, Sardar Singh has also been a great ambassador for the sport of Hockey, not just within India but in Asia and beyond. He, through his skill, experience and an elaborate fan following, has served Hockey within Asia and abroad diligently.