Bengaluru, September 12: Soon after Hockey India excluded Sardar Singh from the 25-strong core group of national campers, the former India captain announced his retirement from international hockey after an illustrious career spanning 12 years.
Speaking to PTI, the 32-year-old stated that he made the decision to call time on his career after a disappointing Asian Games in which India finished with a bronze medal. “Yes, I have decided to retire from international hockey. I have played enough hockey in my career. 12 years is a long time. Now it’s time for the future generation to take over,” the hockey legend was quoted by the news agency.
“I took the decision after consultation with my family in Chandigarh, Hockey India and my friends. I think it’s the right time to think about life beyond hockey,” Singh added.
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) September 12, 2018