Prabhjot Singh

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Prabhjot Singh
Personal information
Born (1980-08-14) 14 August 1980 (age 34)
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Sher-e-Punjab 13 (10)
2013–present Mumbai Magicians
National team
2001–present India 218

Prabhjot Singh (born 14 August 1980) is a field hockey forward for the Indian National Hockey Team. He is best known for his fast and attacking play.

Personal life[edit]

Prabhjot was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, India and graduated from D.A.V.[1]

Career[edit]

Prabhjot debuted for the Men's National Team in 2001. He was part of the national squad in the 2004 Athens Olympic, where India finished in 7th place.

Apart from representing India in hockey, he is also an officer in Indian Oil.

He was the captain of the Sher-e-Punjab team in the World Series Hockey in 2012.

Awards[edit]

He was awarded Arjuna Award in 2008 for exceptional performance as an Indian striker.[2]

Controversy[edit]

During FIH World Cup, 2010 he showed the middle finger to the home crowd after a loss 2–4 loss against Argentina. He later apologized for this act.[3] This was one of the worst performance by India in Hockey World Cup as the team finished 8th in the tournament.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey Olympian". Zee News. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  2. ^ "National sports awards given away". The Hindu. 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Prabhjot Singh sorry for showing finger to crowd". Times of India. 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Hockey player Prabhjot Singh shows middle finger to the crowd".