Hardik Singh
Personal information
Born (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 23)
Khusropur, Jalandhar district,
Punjab, India[1]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Indian Oil Corporation
Senior career
Years Team
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
Indian Oil Corporation
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– India U21 4 (0)
2018– India 69 (5)
Last updated on: 5 August 2021

Hardik Singh (born 23 September 1998) is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for the Indian national team.[3]

International career

After becoming the vice-captain of the Indian junior team, he made his senior international debut at the 2018 Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and was part of India's squad at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.

Personal life

Singh's father Varinderpreet Singh Ray, who works as a police officer, played for India, and grandfather Preetam Singh Ray was a hockey coach with the Indian Navy.[4] He regards his paternal uncle and former Indian drag-flicker Jugraj Singh as his mentor.[1] His aunt Rajbir Kaur also played internationally for India while her husband Gurmail Singh participated in the 1980 Summer Olympics where India won the gold medal.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Sahni, Jaspreet (21 November 2018). "Hockey World Cup: Hardik Singh - From ball boy to World Cup". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ "SINGH Hardik". www.worldcup2018.hockey. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "HARDIK SINGH". hockeyindia.org. Hockey India. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ Das, Tanmay (1 December 2018). "Hockey World Cup: 'Home' support for Hardik Singh". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Vice-captain Hardik Singh is fifth in family to win laurels in hockey". The Tribune. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019.