Sardar Singh sought advise from Sachin Tendulkar and the legend’s tips worked wonders for the former hockey captain as he made a successful comeback into the side for the Champions Trophy.
Sardar Singh 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.
Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh, who called time on his international career, is planning to coach premier European club teams in near future.
Sardar Singh said he made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal.
After four months of two hours gym followed by sprints in the pool and a strict diet, Sardar Singh’s yo-yo test result touched a personal best of 21. 4… Kohli’s is 19.
The Indian hockey team management has ditched its philosophy of blooding in young players into the squad as veterans Sardar Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Birendra Lakra returned for Champions Trophy.
Hockey India announced the 18-man squad for the last edition of the prestigious event and made a lot of changes to the side, to be led by goalkeeper P R Sreejesh.
Sardar Singh has not yet surrendered his comeback hopes despite the selectors overlooking him for Commonwealth Games.
Sardar Singh dropped from Commonwealth Games squad as India coach Sjoerd Marijne goes for players with ‘more creativity and depth’.
Sardar Singh dropped from Commonwealth Games squad as Manpreet Singh to lead 18-man hockey squad in the tournament.
After captaining the team at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Sardar Singh is likely to be dropped from India’s Commonwealth Games squad, which will be announced on Tuesday.
India will look to begin their campaign on a positive note when they take on World No. 2 Argentina in the opening game of the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey in Ipoh on Saturday.
Amidst murmurs of Azlan Shah Cup being his last outing, Sardar Singh has a chance to revive his career.
Sultan Azlan Shah tournament begins on March 3 in Ipoh, Malaysia and sees Australia, Argentina, England, Ireland, India and hosts Malaysia vying for the title. The final will be played on March 10.
Sardar Singh, of late, has been in and out of the Indian team as the management is giving chances to youngsters in an effort to get the right combination for a busy 2018 calendar.