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Now Navjot Kaur’s rise from a lazy child to a hardworking midfielder in India the 27-year-old has played 202 times for India, scoring 18 goals and winning a bronze medal

She wears it as a proud memento of her accomplishments and the places she has traveled. The 27-year-old was a piece of the Indian ladies’ group that completed fourth at the Tokyo Olympics last year – resisting all chances and assumptions.

Due to an untimely infection with Covivirus-19, she was unable to participate in the Commonwealth Games’ silver medal team in August of this year. However, the midfielder is now back in the squad for the FIH Nations Cup in Spain.

Advertising There is one particular childhood memory that she always carries with her. one that keeps pushing her and keeping her focused on her goals. Since she was 10, she has carried that memory with her.During an interview earlier this year, she told, My father works at a garage in Kurukshetra.

I only went to that garage once, and I remember seeing him trying to cover up stains from working under cars in his black jumpsuit. He never intended for us to see him that way. Additionally, I was struck by his appearance. I had a target to help him with. Furthermore, through hockey I’ve figured out how to do that.

Navjot is now a key member of the Indian senior team’s midfield.

She is a versatile midfielder who can, when her team needs her to, jump back to defend and push up to attack. She was a member of the women’s team that won bronze at the Junior Women’s World Cup in 2013, bronze at the Asian Games in 2014, and silver at the Asian Games in 2018. Prior to the historic run in Tokyo, she was a member of the Rio Olympics team. She has accomplished that over her team’s more than 200 international caps, scoring 18 goals in the process.

I was an extremely languid kid and I used to cry constantly. Pakka roondu, she exclaimed with a grin as she reflected on her early years. I would start to cry when someone touched me. My mother would be annoyed by it. Funny thing is that I ended up playing hockey and would cry at any moment.

It was her folks who drove her into the game, for the most part since her dad had the expectation of ensuring one of the kids sought after a lifelong in sport. Navjot, the oldest child, was the first to attend a nearby academy.

She shared how, whenever she does manage to return home, her mother always brings up the irony.She would get emotional and keep reminding me that I was such a crybaby and that she had no idea I would get this far in hockey. She went on to
But frequently nervous. She recalled hearing stories about how her parents couldn’t watch the Olympics matches because they were too nervous.Navjot added, They just turned off the television, started praying, and told someone to tell them what the final score was.

They might decide not to watch her play at the Nations Cup, where India will play Chile in their first match on December 11. Their daughter will once more don her favorite No. 1 jersey, which is also the one that her hero, former Australian captain Jamie Dwyer, wore.

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