Olympic bronze medal-winning Indian hockey star Birendra Lakra on Thursday introduced that he’s quitting the sport with quick impact, hours after his teammate Rupinder Pal Singh introduced his retirement. Lakra’s retirement was introduced by Hockey India on its official twitter deal with.
“A solid defender and one of the most influential Indian Men’s Hockey Team figures, the Odisha star has announced his retirement from the Indian national team. Happy Retirement, Birendra Lakra,” HI tweeted.
The 31-year-old Lakra, a defender, was a part of India’s bronze medal-winning facet within the Tokyo Olympics. He was additionally a part of the 2014 gold medal-winning Incheon Asian Games group and the facet that claimed bronze in 2018 Jakarta.
Hours earlier, Lakra’s teammate drag-flicker Rupinder, who performed a starring function within the historic bronze-winning Tokyo Olympics marketing campaign, introduced his shock worldwide retirement “to make way for youngsters”.