Vivek Prasad representing India has been named the 2019 FIH Men’s Rising star of the year.He finishes ahead of Argentina’s Maico Cassella and Austrian Blake Govers. It was a remarkable year from the Indian midfielder, he was on top form throughout the year, he scored a number of goals and provided assists in important matches for India.
The second youngest player ever to represent the Indian National team had an eventful 2019. He shined in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, his two goals were crucial as India finished the runner ups of the tournament.
The FIH series final was considered to be an important event for the Indian team and Vivek showed his talent once again, as India beat South Africa by a staggering 5-1 score line in the final, Vivek scored a neatly taken goal in the final. Vivek also played an integral part in India’s qualification for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 with outstanding performances.