~Sanjay will seem in his maiden Asian Video games~
Hangzhou, 22nd September 2023: Indian Males’s Hockey Group defender Sanjay considers it an incredible honour to have the chance to characterize India on the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022. This would be the Haryana-born hockey participant’s maiden look on the mega occasion.
The 22-year-old shared his ideas of taking part in in his first Asian Video games. He mentioned, “It feels dreamlike that I will likely be representing India on the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022. It’s a second of pleasure for me to put on the Indian jersey at this prestigious occasion. Everybody in my household was elated to listen to the information that I used to be a part of the staff. It’s a sense that I can’t specific in phrases. This will likely be my first main event with the senior staff and I’ll give my finest to make this chance rely. It’s good that we arrived right here nicely prematurely, so it’s serving to us to settle in and get acclimated to the climate over right here. We now have additionally been across the stadium. The venue is good and the amenities offered are world-class.”
“The coaching has been going nicely beneath the management of Indian Males’s Hockey Group Chief Coach Craig Fulton. We now have been engaged on bettering our strengths, weaknesses and making certain that we don’t make the identical errors once more. We now have an incredible camaraderie between one another and we’re all continuously speaking to one another about points of sports activities the place we are able to do higher,” he added.
The defender hails from Dabra village close to Hisar in Haryana. He was one of the promising skills from the 2021 Junior Hockey World Cup held in Bhubaneswar. Sanjay was the best scorer with eight objectives within the event, which additionally included two hat-tricks. He was additionally within the squad which lifted the inaugural FIH Hockey5s, which came about in June 2022. Sanjay was additionally a part of the 4-Nation event in Spain held in July. The drag-flicker was a part of India’s FIH Professional League 2022-2023 matches held in Europe, the place he performed seven matches and likewise scored his first aim in opposition to The Netherlands.
With an opportunity to earn a direct Paris Olympics 2024 qualification, the Indian Males’s Hockey Group will open their nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022 marketing campaign in opposition to Uzbekistan on twenty fourth September 2023.
Speaking about representing India on the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022 and locking horns in opposition to some high quality groups, Sanjay mentioned, “All of the gamers within the staff are conscious of what’s at stake right here. We solely wish to win the Gold medal. Sure, there are some high quality groups within the event however we can’t take any of them calmly. We’ll take it match by match and provides all of it each time we take the sphere.”
“The morale within the staff can also be excessive after lifting the Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 trophy. We wish to construct on this momentum going into the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022. Over the previous few months, we now have performed a number of tournaments within the lead-up to the nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022, the place we had been up in opposition to sturdy groups, so that may undoubtedly assist us and provides confidence to the gamers,” he concluded.
Schedule of the Indian Males’s Hockey Group:
On twenty fourth September 2023, India Vs Uzbekistan at 0845 hrs IST
On twenty sixth September 2023, India Vs Singapore at 0630 hrs IST
On twenty eighth September 2023, India Vs Japan at 1815 hrs IST
On thirtieth September 2023, India Vs Pakistan at 1815 hrs IST
On 2nd October 2023, India Vs Bangladesh at 1315 hrs IST
The matches will likely be aired stay on Sony Sports activities Community.