Manpreet Kaur, a budding star of Indian Women Hockey, has been a part of the junior team so far. Though she is not setting her hopes too high, for this aspiring woman player her national team debut in the upcoming Olympics will be a dream come true.
Kaur, a defender, is all focused to play at her best in the training. After gaining an ample amount of experience in the sport, it was January last year when she was called up for the senior team.
Trained in Shahabad Hockey Academy the 22-year old Manpreet grew up idolising skipper Rani, experienced forwards Navjot Kaur and Navneet Kaur.
At a media release, she was being quoted as saying, “To be a part of the national team at a dreamy event like Olympics is like a fairytale for me. I have a mixture of feelings. I want to put my foot on the ground and keep working hard.”
“Team selection is not in my hands. But I am enjoying the current phase. The training is bringing out the best in me and I would like to keep improving my performance without bothering about team selection,” she added.
She also expressed how thrilled she is to be around experienced players on and off the field. In her words, one has to adapt to changes swiftly, pointing to the transition from junior to senior camp. She endeavours to learn as much as she can from the seniors.