Two Olympic medallists including Birendra Lakra retire from Indian Men’s Hockey team

Bhubaneswar: Olympic bronze medallist and Defender of Indian Men’s Hockey Team, Birendra Lakra has announced his retirement from the national team. This was informed by the Hockey India on Twitter today.

As member of the Indian Hockey team, Lakra has played 201 matches. He contributed singnificantly to the Indian Men’s Hockey team during Tokyo Olympics and helped India win a bronze medal.

In a tweet, the Hockey India stated, “Olympic Bronze Medallist A solid defender and one of the most influential Indian Men’s Hockey Team figures, the Odisha star has announced his retirement from the Indian national team. Happy Retirement, Birendra Lakra. #IndiaKaGame (sic).”

Earlier in the day, another Olympic bronze mdallist and defender of the Indian Hockey team, Rupinder Pal Singh announced his retirement. Singh played 223 matches and struck 119 goals during his career with the Indian hockey team.

The Hockey India tweeted, “Olympic Bronze Medallist. Indian Hockey Team Defender and one of the best drag-flickers of this generation draws curtains on an exceptional career. Wishing you a Happy Retirement, Rupinder Pal Singh #IndiaKaGame (sic).”

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