India’s drag-lifter Rupinder Singh Pal officially retires from the Indian Hockey Team

The veteran defender and drag lifter calls it quits from hockey after 13 years after representing his nation for 223 matches in his career.


On Thursday, Indian veteran star Rupinder Singh Pal officially calls it to quit from international hockey as he retires on a high and positive note. He also was awarded a bronze medal alongside his fellow players in this year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics Summer Games after 41 years of waiting which has been finally accomplished, making his dream come true and making the nation proud and happy. The current defender was an integral part of the Indian hockey team that won the prestigious bronze and created history within the Olympics this year. He is considered as one of the best defensive players in the history of this sport, with his sensational medal tallies as well.

The news about his retirement made the fans react in shock as they couldn’t believe their eyes about the situation currently going on. The 41-year-old drag lifter will no more be a part of hockey amid his retirement. It was a very difficult decision taken by him after consulting his fellow close people and friends as it made a huge shock to the fans.

Speaking of his retirement he mentioned in his post that “I have had the honour of wearing the India jersey in 223 matches and each of these matches are special for I had the privilege of playing for this great sport-loving nation,”

Rupinder Singh ended his magnificent career with a gold medal in the Asian Games in the year 2014, Asian Champions Trophy in the year 2011 and 2016. He also bagged a silver medal in the 2012 Asian Champions Trophy, followed by Asia Cup in 2013 and Commonwealth Games in the year 2014. His last achievement is a bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Rupinder Singh Pal himself made it official about his retirement in a sad and emotional post by mentioning “ Hi everyone, wanted to share an important announcement with you all.”