Deepak Thakur

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Deepak Thakur
Personal information
Full name Deepak Thakur Sonkhla
Born (1980-12-28) 28 December 1980 (age 33)
Bhamowal, Hoshiarpur
Punjab, India
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Indian Oil
2012 - present Sher-e-Punjab 16 (12)
National team
1999 - India 100+

Deepak Thakur Sonkhla (popularly known as Deepak Thakur) is a hockey forward in Indian team.

Family[edit]

Thakur's father Nardev Singh is an ex-serviceman and his mother Lalita Thakur is a house-wife. His younger sister Navita Thakur who is a national badminton player.

Career[edit]

Junior level[edit]

Deepak became popular after his solo effort to help India win Junior World Cup Hockey Tournament in 2001 in Hobart, Australia. He scored double hat-trick in the tournament. The most memorable one was in final against unpredictable Argentina with score board showing 6-1.[1] Other one was against the underdog, Scotland with a score of 7-1 rout.

Senior level[edit]

He debuted for the Men's National Team in June 1999 against Germany. He was part of national squad in 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic.

Awards[edit]

He was awarded Arjuna Award in 2004 for taking Indian hockey to next higher level.[2]

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