Navneet Kaur has played 79 international matches in India.© Instagram
Striker Navneet Kaur of the Indian women’s hockey team, who has played 79 games for the national team, is ready to take part in her first Olympic campaign in Tokyo this year. The 25-year-old stated that playing at the Olympics has been a childhood dream and that he will not leave a stone unturned to make his experience at the Tokyo Olympics a wonderful one.
“Playing at the Olympics is my childhood dream and I won’t leave a stone unturned to make it wonderful. With responsibility comes responsibility,” Navneet said.
“I have already played 79 matches in India and the focus is on the front. The team has been sweating in the national camp in Bengaluru and we will have a memorable outing in Tokyo,” he added.
The striker spoke about the impact Shahabad Markanda had on his hockey career. “I come from Shahabad Markanda. It’s a small town in Haryana, but it plays a huge role in the development of the sport of hockey. Teammates Rani and Navjot Kaur have also trained at the Shahabad Hockey Academy.
“I remember when I returned to Shahabad after winning the Bronze Medal at the 2013 World Women’s Hockey Championships in Germany, people welcomed us with all their hearts. There was a great procession in Shahabad, people won as if they were dancing and celebrating,” she added.
Navneet said he has always wanted to play Indian hockey and is proud to be a member of the current national team. The 25-year-old stated that the Indian Women’s hockey team has a habit of fighting until the last minute of every match.
“It’s changed a lot in our team’s thinking over the last few years. We’re no longer afraid of stronger opponents. We used to panic when we played against the Netherlands or Great Britain. That’s not the case. Now. We’ll fight until the last whistle. It’s not over until it’s over.” , signed by Navneet.
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