Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Hockey Player Biography: Achievements, Personal Life, Family, Unknown Facts & Social Media

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Biography 

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay is an Indian Field Hockey Player who plays at the forward position in the Indian National Hockey Team and will be representing the country in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022. 

Name  Lalit Kumar Upadhyay
Nickname Lalit
Profession Hockey Player
Birthplace Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Date of Birth  1st December 1993 
Age(as of 11th July 2022) 28 years old 
Nationality India 
Religion Hindu 
Father’s Name  Satish Kumar Upadhyay
Mother’s Name  Rita Upadhyay
Category  Team 
Highest Ranking 4th
Marital Status  Unmarried 
Height 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight  63 kg
Siblings  Amit Upadhyay

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Early Life:.

Lalit Upadhyay comes from Varanasi school of Hockey which has already produced stalwarts like Mohammad Shahid in the past who played an important role in India’s gold medal event in 1980 at Olympics. 

Lalit Kumar made his debut for India in 2014 and since then he has been involved in multiple International competitions for India.  He was also member of bronze medal winning Indian team at recently concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020 which India won after the period of 41 years. 

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Lalit Kumar Upadhyay with Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal

“I was in Year 6 and used to watch my elder brother because he is also a hockey player. Due to injuries he quit playing, but got a job through playing hockey. Since I was not inclined much towards studies, I too decided to take hockey as a career.” said Upadhyay while taking to one of the media outlets. 

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Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Professional Life

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay participated in Hong Kong invitational tournament in 2010.  He subsequently participated in Muscat(Oman League) held in 2013 followed by Europe International Tour held in Holland. 

His Professional Journey embarked on next level when he scored multiple goals for India in 2017 Hockey Men’s Asia Cup held in Dhaka, Bangladesh and his brilliant goal in 22nd minute against Malaysia in the finals sealed Gold medal for India. 

He was also adjudged as the best player of the tournament in beighton cup, Kolkata in 2010. apart from his laurels in International events, Lalit has an astounding record in domestic circuit too in Domestic Hockey Tournaments like Obaidullah gold cup and Surjit Singh Hockey tournament held in 2012. 

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Commonwealth Games 2022

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay has been selected to represent India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 under the leadership of talismanic skipper Manpreet Singh. Let’s have a look at the entire India’s squad below: 

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak

Defenders: Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (vice captain), Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma

Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek. 

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Family

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Father’s name is Satish and mother’s name is Rita they both live in Varanasi and Lalit took inspiration from his elder brother Amit to pick up the sport of Field Hockey as profession. 

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Records & Achievements

Serial Number Events & Year  Records & Achievements 
1 2017 Men’s Hockey Asia Cup  Scored multiple goals in the final to win Asia Cup 
2 4 nation tournament in 2009 He participated in the marquee event 
3 Beighton Cup 2012 He was adjudged player of the tournament 
4 2018 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy  He was part of Indian team who took part in that competition
5 Tokyo Olympics 2020 Winning team member

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay Unknown Facts 

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay took inspiration from his elder brother Amit to develop inclination towards Hockey and his coach Parmanand Mishra had played an equally important role towards his growth and development as player. 

He received Arjuna Award in the year 2021  was also member of Hockey Men’s Hockey World Cup team held in Bhubaneshwar in 2018.  He is currently employed with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and already represented India in 127 matches where he has scored 29 goals. 

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