India wins Junior Hockey World Cup | Know more about stars Gurjant, Simranjeet

18 December 2016, 07:37 PM
Junior Hockey World Cup Indian team players - Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh
Junior Hockey World Cup Indian team players - Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh

Hosts India clinched the Junior World Cup Hockey title by beating Belgium  in the grand finale played out on Sunday evening at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow. 

The victory was ensured by the impeccable goals scored by Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh. Here are the profiles of two stars of Indian hockey: 

(Read: As it happened)

Gurjant Singh: 

Gurjant Singh kicked off India's successful campaign at the 8th minute of first half by scoring a goal against Belgium. 21-year-old Gurjant hails from Haryana and traditionally plays at forward position. 

Gurjant starred in Chandigarh’s title win in the U-17 School Nationals in Chandigarh and U-19 School Nationals played in Madhya Pradesh apart from featuring in Chandigarh’s title win in the U-17 Nehru Cup played in Chandigarh during the later part of the last decade.

Later Gurjant also guided the Punjab U-21 team to the title in the U-21 nationals in 2012 before shifting his base to Haryana. Gurjant was also a part of the Indian junior team which toured Europe earlier this year and has played for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on a scholarship.

Simranjeet Singh: 

Simranjeet Singh shot gave India reason to cheer when he scored a goal against Belgium at 22nd minute in the first half, strengthening India's position in the game. Rising star in India's Junior Hockey team, Simranjeet comes from Punjab's hockey team. The 20-year-old plays at the midfield.

Also read | Junior Hockey World Cup final | India vs Belgium: Indian colts end fifteen year title drought, beat Belgium 2-1 to clinch title

First Published: Sunday, December 18, 2016 07:17 PM
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