After India’s triumph in the T20 WC, Hockey Skipper Harmanpreet Singh Promises Success in the Paris Games

Captain Harmanpreet Singh

Indian men’s hockey team captain, Harmanpreet Singh, understands the immense expectations as they prepare for the Paris Games. After ending a 41-year medal drought by winning a bronze medal in Tokyo, the team is determined to make the nation proud once again.

Harmanpreet Singh draws inspiration from Indian Cricket Team

“When we won a medal in Tokyo, it was like a tonic for hockey in India. This time our responsibility has increased, and everyone knows how much love and respect we have received after that medal,” Harmanpreet told PTI.

“I will only say that you (countrymen) have been with us since the first day and we have also tried to give our best. This time too, we will give our 100 per cent from the first to the last match. Keep your faith in us, we will not disappoint you.” Just like any other Indian, Harmanpreet was brimming with pride after India ended their 17-year-old wait for another T20 World Cup title.

The Indian cricket team was accorded an unprecedented welcome on its return to the country. A grand victory parade was organised followed by a felicitation ceremony at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

And now Harmanpreet is looking to give the countrymen a similar reason for celebration after their return from Paris.

“As a player there is nothing bigger than representing your country in a big tournament like World Cup and winning the trophy. The whole country is dancing with the cricketers. It is a matter of great pride that you have brought joy to everyone’s face,” he said.

“We also want to live these moments with the countrymen by winning the gold in Paris. There cannot be a matter of greater pride for me than this,” added Harmanpreet, who is gearing up for his third Olympics appearance.

As Harmanpreet looks forward to his third Olympics appearance, he aims to create moments of pride for the country by winning gold in Paris. He draws inspiration from cricketer Rohit Sharma, who, after facing ups and downs, brought joy to the nation by winning the T20 World Cup. Harmanpreet’s calm and composed leadership on the field reflects the attributes necessary for a captain.

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