Jugraj Singh Hockey Player Biography
Jugraj Singh is an Indian Hockey Player who plays as a defender in the national side and will be representing the country in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022.
|Date of Birth
|Atari Punjab India
|Age as of now(28th July 2022)
|25 years old
Jugraj Singh Early Life:
Jugraj Singh hails from Attari Village, Punjab a place near India-Pakistan border and also became second player from the village and he is second player from Attari to represent Indian after Olympian Shamsher Singh. The duo played each other throughout their childhood.
Jugraj developed inclination towards Hockey after following the footsteps of his older brother Sarabjit.
“It was my brother who told me to play hockey when I was in fourth grade. For three-four years, I played in my village. After that, I joined Baba Uttam Singh National Hockey Academy in Khadur Sahib in Tarn Taran district. I started out as a forward. But, when I went for my trials at Khadur Sahib, my coach noticed my height and decided to train me as a fullback,” he recalled.
Jugraj Singh Professional Life:
As a teenager witnessing his hockey skills, Punjab National Bank recruited him to play for the Junior side. Playing for Punjab National Bank Jugraj realised his calling of becoming drag flicker.
“At Khadur Sahib, we played on grass as there was no turf. So there was no scope of learning how to drag flick. At PNB, we had turf pitches there and my senior Lakhwinder Singh taught me how to drag flick,” he said.
Jugraj Singh Commonwealth Games:
Jugraj has been selected to represent India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games
2022 and also prominent member of the side will be expected to deliver for India in the crunch phase of the game. Let us reveal India’s squad for Commonwealth Games 2022 in detail:
Jugraj Singh Family:
Jugraj Singh father worked as coolie at the border in Attari. Out of 5 siblings he is the only one to choose siblings as career. He subsequently went on to earn Job in Indian Navy from his career took shape where he played domestic matches.
Jugraj Singh Records and Achievements:
|Records and Achievements
|2016( Indian Navy)
|He was appointed on the job with Indian Navy which changed the course of his life
|Senior National Men’s Championship (2020)
|He was awarded best player of the tournament for his brilliant performance
|Senior Men’s Inter-Department National Championship(2021)
|He participated in exclusive tournament for PSUs by Hockey India last year
Jugraj Singh Unsung Facts:
Jugraj Singh got an internship at the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in Delhi and played distinctive tournaments almost three years did wonders during his tenure over there.
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