"Working extremely hard to make it to the Indian Olympic squad," says Indian Men's Hockey Defender Birendra Lakra
Jun 01, 2021 23:12 [IST]
Last Update: Jun 01, 2021 23:12 [IST]
The Indian Men's Hockey Team DefenderBirendra
Lakra, who has been part of many memorable moments with the national side,
expressed that he is very determined to make it to the Indian squad for the
Olympics. Lakra, who has played 196 matches for the Indian team, missed out on
the Rio Olympics due to a knee injury and therefore he is very keen on making
it to the final team list for the Tokyo Olympics.
"It was really hard time for me in 2016 when I missed out
on the chance of representing India in the Rio Olympics. After my recovery, my
sole goal has been to ensure that I am fit and absolutely ready for the Tokyo
Olympics. I have worked very hard on my game in the last five years, and I am
very determined to make it to the Indian squad for the Tokyo Olympics. I am
ensuring that I am playing at my absolute best during practice and giving my
100 percent in every training session," said the 31-year-old.