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No regrets for not wining gold?
Shivani Saini | 16 Dec 2010

Rajpal Singh, Indian hockey captain have done a lot for country in just the age of 28 years. He started playing hockey in teenage as hobby, but he himself don't know that his hobby became his profession.

Rajpal Singh, Indian hockey captain have done a lot for country in just the age of 28 years. He started playing hockey in teenage as hobby, but he himself don’t know that his hobby became his profession. Every tournament makes him more enthusitic for the next game. Recent achievement of him is silver medal in Commonwealth Games as captain.

He also told that, “My experience in big tournaments like CWG and Asian Games is unforgettable, because my team won silver in CWG and bronze in Asian Games that is big achievement for us as well as for the country. Hope we perform better in London Olympics ”.

“I have recently taken admission in Panjab University in BPE (Bachelor in Physical Education). In my opinion education is equally important as sports. I have to still achieve a lot in my life” he added.

He selected in Indian team in year 2004. His brother is also playing hockey for ONGC.

He practices a lot in the ground into two session morning and evening. “I am playing and practicing on Astroturf since 13years so I find less trouble while playing. But there are many cities in our nation which don’t have Astroturf which is big disadvantage because finally we have to play on Astroturf” Rajpal Singh said.

 “For improvement in Hockey is just needed better facilities and infrastructure for the players. Like last few years there is tournament PHL had started by the Hockey Federation but it is no longer playing due to some controversies. I think it should start again” he said.

He thinks there is no comparison between cricket and hockey because hockey played in whole world and he believes both are equally admired. He also play cricket and badminton while practice.

While asking of his Idol he answered that, “My idol is my father, I always follow his ideologies in my life. We should always follow our parent’s path, and then we will definitely got success in every field.

Q n A session with Rajpal Singh…

·       Craziest moment of your life- Yet to come.

·       Love ones call u- Bablu

·       Love to eat- Ghar ka Khana and I am purely vegetarian.

·       What do you do in your free time- I got very less free time, if I get then I prefer watching movies.

·       Favorite personality- Akshay Kumar.

·       Message for youth- Just enjoy your work what you are doing. Don’t take short cut in your life. Never feel insulted while doing any kind of work because nothing is small.