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Hockey India presents thoughts, anecdotes, and trivia from Indian hockey legends who ruled the world with their skill and panache in a series of articles leading up to the major event in Odisha.
Singh, who has competed in two Olympic Games, is impressed by the Indian men’s hockey team’s recent results. Additionally, he believes that the team has the potential to succeed in the upcoming years.
He has one simple message for the team ahead of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar-Rourkela 2023.
“All you need to do is have faith in yourself, especially when playing Australia. I would like to convey this one message to them. I want the team to have self-confidence. They have the best abilities. In a Hockey India-issued official statement, Jagbir Singh said, “They got the best of potential.”
He went on to say, if they score three, you can score four, just believe in yourself,” and he went on to say, “I expect them to do exactly that and I hope they do well. One of the most well-known faces and voices in Indian hockey is Jagbir Singh, who excelled as a center forward during his playing days.
The former India player, who is also thought to be one of the best commentators on the field, couldn’t say much when he talked about getting his first call-up to the national team. Well, it’s a feeling that’s hard to really put into words
I can only say that receiving the Indian jersey for the first time .
And being selected was a proud moment for me. Singh stated, I couldn’t sleep the entire night believing that I am now a member of the national team.singh went on to say that during his playing days, being a part of the major tournaments was like having a dream come true, mainly because there were fewer competitions than there are today. He is a veteran of many intense battles in the Indian jersey. Singh was India’s joint top scorer at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore, Pakistan, with three goals, along with Jude Felix Sebastian.
Everyone wanted to give their best performance in every way because India had not performed well since the World Cup in 1975. We were all only considering the Asian Games because the opportunities were so limited. The Asian Games, the Olympics, and the World Cup were also absent. The three major tournaments were as follows: As a result, we wanted to try everything, Singh stated.
Singh explained that the stories from the 1970s and earlier years served as a great source of inspiration, pointing out that the sport of hockey is deeply ingrained in the culture.