Early Life of Rupinder Pal Singh
Rupinder Pal Singh was born on 11th November in the year 1990. Rupinder Pal Singh, the six- plus-footer, is youngest of the family, took up hockey at the age of eleven. The Punjab lad is related to international Gagan Ajit Singh. Faridkot, his hometown, is one of the known hockey centres in Punjab. His interest in hockey got a boost when got selected for the Chandigarh Hockey Academy.
Career of Rupinder Pal Singh
Rupinder Pal Singh is an Indian professional field hockey player who plays as a fullback and is known for his abilities as one of the best drag flicker in the world. Rupinder is one of promising talent in the Indian hockey team. Rupinder Pal Singh represented India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.
International Career of Rupinder Pal Singh
The international debut of Rupinder Pal Singh was in May 2010 in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh. The side of Rupinder Pal Singh went on to win the 2010 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. The following year, Rupinder scored his first international Hat-trick against Great Britain in the 2011 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In the same tournament, Singh won the Top-scorer Award and was named in the Sultan Azlan Shah XI Team. At the 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup, Rupinder was named as the team's Vice-captain.
Career of Rupinder Pal Singh in Hockey India League
Rupinder Pal Singh was bought by the Delhi franchise for a sum of $56,000. The Delhi team was named Delhi Waveriders. He proved his worth scoring seven goals for the team, which finished second in the league. In the Second season, the side of Rupinder Pal Singh won the 2014 Hockey India League, with Singh scoring 7 goals.
Best Known For in Hockey
Rupinder Pal Singh is best known as the drag flicker in Indian National Hockey Team. This 23-year-old drag-flicker has been a significant contributor to the Delhi Waveriders in both the seasons of Hockey India League (HIL) and played a major role in steering his team of Delhi Waveriders to win the second season of the tournament.
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(Last Updated on : 22-07-2016)
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