Jagbir Singh believes the Indian Mens Hockey Team has the stamina and ability to compete at the FIH Odisha Hockey Mens World Cup Bhubaneswar-Rourkela 2023 . Singh was a centre forward par excellence during his playing days .
New Delhi (India): On December 9, the Indian Mens Hockey Team, which earned the Bronze and Silver Medals at the 1986 and 1990 Asian Games, and a member of the Indian Mens Hockey Team that competed in the 1990 World Cup in Pakistan, believes that the Indian Mens Hockey Team has the stamina and ability to compete at the FIH Odisha Hockey Mens World Cup Bhubaneswar-Rourkela 2023.Hockey India brings together stories, anecdotes, and trivia from Indian Hockey Legends who ruled the world with their magic and panache.Singh, who has competed in two Olympic Games, is a huge fan of the Indian mens hockey teams' recent progress.And he believes that the squad has the skills to excel in the coming years.Especially when playing Australia, just believe in yourself.This is the one thing I'd like to share with them.I want the team to have faith in themselves.They have the best of skills. If they score three, you can score four, just believe in yourself, and I expect them to do the same, and I hope they do well, he said.Jagbir Singh, who was a centre forward par excellence during his playing days, is one of India's most recognizable faces and voices.The former India star, who has been called up to the national team because of his ability to communicate, was also considered to be one of the game's most accomplished commentators.Its a sensation that cannot be expressed in a few sentences. Singh said I couldnt sleep the entire night knowing that I am now part of the national team.Singh, a veteran of many an uprising in the Indian jersey, said that being a part of the major tournaments during his playing years was like a dream come true, mostly because the number of games was smaller than in the modern game.Singh was Indias joint top scorer at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore, Pakistan, alongside Jude Felix Sebastian with three goals to his name.Since the 1975 World Cup, India hasn't been very successful, so everyone wanted to have the best showing in whatever way possible. The Commonwealth Games were not on display, so Asian Games, the Olympics, and the World Cup were held there.These were the three major tournaments that took place.We wanted to do everything we could, Singh said.Singh argued that the sport of hockey is deeply part of the DNA, citing legends from the 1970s and earlier as a source of inspiration. We wanted to be part of the World Cup squad for the first time when we had seen the World Cup heroes.We grew up watching Ajit Pal Singh, BP Govinda, and Ashok Kumar, and these were the names we admired.After seeing these icons, we began playing hockey.The 1975 World Cup was the peak of Indian hockey history.