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Waiting To Earn India Jersey Again: Odia Hockey Player Dipsan Tirkey

Bengaluru: Dipsan Tirkey, a preferred title from the India colts workforce that lifted the FIH Junior Males’s World Cup in 2016, has had a tough patch over the previous two years.

After his final look for the senior workforce in 2018 on the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, he has been out and in of the possible record whereas most of 2019 he had been out of motion attributable to a career-threatening surgical procedure. Now, again within the reckoning, Tirkey needs to make many of the alternative he has been supplied with.

“The last two years have been very challenging for me. While I went back to representing the junior team in a few tournaments, I was mostly out of action in 2019 due to a surgery I required. It took me a while before I could return to full fitness but now that I am given another opportunity to show my potential, I want to make full use of it,” acknowledged Tirkey, who was vice captain of the India Colts workforce that received the World Cup held in Lucknow in 2016.

Having been chosen within the senior core possible group once more, Tirkey says his focus is now on executing what the chief coach expects of him and in addition on his drag-flicking.

“After the lockdown, we have begun activities in a slow and steady manner. We are building up our game slowly and the sessions are not very tough yet. It is more like going back to basics and I feel this is the perfect time for me to work on my drag flicking skills and I have been focused on improvising this skill,” stated Tirkey.

Although the boys’s hockey workforce could not journey for any competitions this 12 months as a result of prevailing journey restrictions, Tirkey hopes he’ll earn the India jersey once more.

“I am working on giving my 100 per cent in every session. I last played for India at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2018 and I am waiting to earn back the India jersey again. The core group is strong with some very good players and I will have to bring out my best performance to earn a spot again in the India team and I am working towards it with a positive frame of mind,” Tirkey stated.

(IANS)

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