Gearing up for the third edition of t he Hero Hockey India League, Indian drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh is hoping to be a standout performer for his team Delhi Waveriders and help them to defend their title.
Rupinder, who is appearing for Delhi Waveriders for the third consecutive time, is eagerly waiting to display his proficiency alongside an experienced bunch of defenders like India’s Surender Kumar and Diwakar Ram, New Zealand’s Steven Edwards, Andrew Hayward and Australia’s Tristan White.
On both the earlier editions of the league, Rupinder contributed significantly for the Delhi Waveriders and was one of the architects in team’s title victory last year.
The 23-year-old drag-flicker is keen to share the field with defenders Edwards and White.“We all are in good form and hoping to defend the title. I am much more confident and geared up to play our first match against Uttar Pradesh Warriors,” said Rupinder.
“With an advantage of a good defence line up, we are looking forward to a successful tournament,” he added.
“Under the very efficient leadership of Sardar Singh, supported by the brilliant Danish Mujtaba along with much experienced Gurbaj Singh, young Akashdeep Singh and Yuvraj Walmiki to name a few, I am anticipating a good game of hockey from my team. I am even waiting to play alongside Andrew Hayward who will be new to the team this year and going by his record it will be an experience for me to play with him,” he added.
The inaugural day of the League will have Kalinga Lancers taking on Ranchi Rays on January 22 in Bhubaneswar.