Deepak Thakur

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Deepak Thakur
Personal information
Full name Deepak Thakur Sonkhla
Born (1980-12-28) 28 December 1980 (age 36)
Bhamowal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
Playing position Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Indian Oil Corporation
2012– 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]

Thakur 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. He finished the tournament with ten goals and was named the 'Best Player of the Tournament'.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7th Junior Men's World Cup, 2001 Hobart, Australia, October 9–21, 2001". 
  2. ^ Ali, Qaiser Mohammad (23 October 2001). "Versatile juniors set for greater glory". Rediff. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Deepak 'Arjuna' Thakur epitome of avant-garde hockey". The Tribune. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

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