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Some facts to know about Sreejesh, Hockey Captain for Rio

Senior Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh Has Been Named As The Captain Of National Team For The Rio Olympics, Removing Long-standing Skipper Sardar Singh.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 12 Jul 2016, 08:56:53 PM

New Delhi:

Senior goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has been named as the captain of national team for the Rio Olympics, removing long-standing skipper Sardar Singh.

Here are some of the important facts you need to know about him:

-His full name is Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh. He is an Indian field hockey player, plays as a goalkeeper in Indian national team.

-Sreejesh was born on May 8, 1986, in Kizhakkambalam village, in Ernakulam district of Kerala.

-Sreejesh made into the junior national team in 2004, in a match against Australia in Perth, in 2004.

-He made his debut in the senior national team in 2006, at South Asian Games in Colombo.

-Sreejesh was awarded the 'Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament' at the 2008 Junior Asia Cup,

 -Sreejesh starred in Indian's gold medal win, when he saved two penalty strokes against Pakistan in the Final at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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First Published : 12 Jul 2016, 08:49:00 PM

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