Indian forwards SV Sunil and Lalit Upadhyay look forward to play in the upcoming Hockey India League
New Delhi, 22 September 2015: Having been retained by their individual franchisees, SV Sunil and Lalit Upadhyay are excited to exhibit a good show with their existing teams and all set to see how best they can ensure that the new regulations work in their teams favour.
Earning a much deserved retention by the Jaypee Punjab Warriors, forward SV Sunil looks forward to play with his new team and is happy on the addition of Indian Captain Sardar Singh in the team. On the other hand, forward, Lalit Upadhyay retained by Kalinga Lancers is seen focusing on devising new strategies to strengthen the forward-line for his team in the upcoming League and wanting to live up to the expectation that the franchisee has showcased on him.
Speaking on being retained by Jaypee Punjab Warriors, forward SV Sunil said, “Hockey India League is a very important tournament for each of us. I am very happy with my retention in Jaypee Punjab Warriors for the next two seasons. Having played with in this team consecutively for the last three years, I feel comfortable that I continue representing them. While I know the weak points and strengths of the rest of the team members retained I am even confident of the new members joining the franchisee. Since I was not a part of the last tournament due to my injury, I would certainly aim to raise my fitness level and try not to worsen my injuries before the League. I am looking forward to play with Sardar Singh in the team and he will add the much required boost to the attack.
Very excited to continue representing Kalinga Lancers, Lalit Upadhyay stated, “I would take the present practice session also as a learning experience for the upcoming Hockey India League. Also, with the introduction of the new regulation of one field goal to be counted as two, we will surely work hard to score more and more goals through field effort which will help us to go further in the League. The new regulation also opens the option of forwards being in contention of the top goal scorers during Hockey India League and which has got all of us excited and motivated. Post the auctions our team looks complete with a good combination all across. I am certain we will draw positive results during the Hockey India League.”