Manpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian males's hockey crew, has been named the most effective participant of the 12 months by the FIH. In June final 12 months, below his captaincy, Manpreet led the crew to victory in opposition to South Africa within the closing of the FIH Men's Hockey Series.
Under his captaincy, India gained 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.
In a press release, Manpreet mentioned, "I’m very comfortable to win this award and I wish to dedicate it to my crew. <! –
Also I want to thank my effectively wishers and hockey followers. It's good to see Indian hockey getting a lot assist. "