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Hockey India says Sardar Singh as 'true ambassador of the game'

Hockey India says Sardar Singh as 'true ambassador of the game'

New Delhi,Sep 14 (UNI) Hockey India (HI) on Friday said that the just-retired Indian Hockey team captain Sardar Singh was a'true ambassador of the game', congratulating him on his glorious international career.

HI president Rajinder Singh said in a statement here, "Sardar called time on his 12-year career on Wednesday after he was dropped from the national camp probables for the Asian Champions Trophy and the World Cup. “In the best and worst of times, Sardar Singh has exemplified steely determination. His qualities and dedication as a player makes him a true ambassador of the game".

“He has inspired an entire generation of youngsters with his performances and as captain. He led the team to one of the biggest victories at the 2014 Asian Games. He has been part of Indian hockey’s resurgence and elevation in world ranking,” Mr Singh said, adding that his contribution to the sport will be cherished and Hockey India would like to congratulate him for his achievements and wish him the very best for his future endeavours.

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