Indian Hockey Men’s team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is now being called ‘The Great Wall Of India’ as he saved 13 penalty corners against Germany in the Bronze Medal match and helped India to create history by grabbing a medal after the wait of 41 years. He was flooded with best wishes as the nation was proud of him.
A Gulf-based businessman Dr Shamsheer Vayalli announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to Sreejesh. “Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh played a crucial role in helping the Indian hockey team secure bronze at the Olympics. We acknowledge his contribution and are pleased to announce a cash reward of ₹1cr for him.” he tweeted.
Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh played a crucial role in helping the Indian hockey team secure bronze at the Olympics. We acknowledge his contributions and are pleased to announce a cash reward of Rs. 1 crore for him. @16Sreejesh pic.twitter.com/etJ63VmDwu
— Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil (@drshamsheervp) August 9, 2021
Though many State governments are announcing big cash rewards to the athletes of their state to which contradictory Kerela government announced a unique token of appreciation for winning the bronze medal. They announced cash of Rs 1000 along with a Dhoti shirt. This got viral after few minutes of the announcement throughout Social media.
PR Sreejesh has been playing exceptional hockey for India since 2006 where he played his debut match for the senior team in the South Asian Games and has been an integral part of the national team. He is considered one of the best keepers in the sport.