Manpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian males's hockey workforce, has been named the perfect participant of the 12 months by the FIH. In June final 12 months, underneath his captaincy, Manpreet led the workforce to victory in opposition to South Africa within the closing of the FIH Men's Hockey Series.
Under his captaincy, India received the Tokyo Olympics ticket after defeating Russia within the Olympic qualifiers in November final 12 months.
In the race for the award, Manpreet has overtaken world champions Viktor Waganez of Belgium and Arthur Van Doren, Australia's Aaron Zalewski and Eddie Ockenden, in addition to Lucas Villa of Argentina.
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In an announcement, Manpreet mentioned, "I’m very completely satisfied to win this award and I need to dedicate it to my workforce. <! –
Also I wish to thank my effectively wishers and hockey followers. It's good to see Indian hockey getting a lot assist. "