Bengaluru, September 3
Relishing the position of a finisher within the present workforce, Indian ladies’s hockey striker Navjot Kaur says she owes her success to her father, who at all times wished one in every of his three kids to take up sports activities.
“I would not have been capable of attain the place I’m right now with out the help of my mother and father and particularly my father, who inspired me to take up hockey in class. He at all times dreamed about one in every of his kids turning into sportspersons and I’m actually glad that I’ve been capable of fulfil his dream,” stated Navjot.
“I hope I keep improving my game in the future and always make my parents proud through my achievements on the field,” stated the Kurukshetra lady.
An important cog in India’s forward-line, Navjot aspires to change into probably the greatest finishers. “The finisher’s position could be very essential for any hockey facet and I’m delighted that I’ve been given the chance to execute the possibilities created by my teammates.”
“There is certainly a lot of pressure that comes with the job, but I have certainly enjoyed the challenge so far. I want to keep working hard on the techniques of finishing and hopefully, I will become the best finisher in the world one day,” stated the 25-year-old.
Navjot, who has performed 172 matches for India up to now, additionally recalled among the finest moments of her profession.
“Being part of the bronze medal and silver medal-winning teams at the Asian Games 2014 and 2018 respectively has to be on the top of the list but 2019 was one of the most crucial years for us,” she stated.
“It was absolutely brilliant to be part of the victorious team at the FIH Women’s Series Finals and then we followed it up by booking a place in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating USA in the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers later in the year.” PTI