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Have to improve as team before Hockey World Cup next 12 months: Abhishek

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The 22-year-old featured in all six video games on the CWG, serving to India bag a silver medal, after happening to Australia within the summit conflict.

The 22-year-old featured in all six video games on the CWG, serving to India bag a silver medal, after happening to Australia within the summit conflict.

Young ahead Abhishek, who had a memorable outing within the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, mentioned the main target of the Indian hockey team is to keep in one of the best form and type within the run-up to next 12 months’s World Cup.

“We all are really eager to return to training and prepare ourselves for the upcoming competitions,” Abhishek, who scored two targets in six video games in Birmingham, mentioned in a Hockey India (HI) launch.

“We all want to improve as a team, and with the World Cup next year, everyone wants to be in the best shape and form in the coming months.”

The 22-year-old featured in all six video games on the CWG, serving to India bag a silver medal, after happening to Australia within the summit conflict.

“It was quite a memorable experience for me to perform on such a big stage. I learned a lot about my game during the tournament, and understood areas where I can improve upon,” Abhishek mentioned.

“We performed as a team throughout the competition, despite facing tough opponents. Every match had a new challenge for us, and we were able to face it head-on. Even though the final against Australia did not go our way, we learned a lot from the match and have to improve upon in training.”

Abhishek made his debut for India towards South Africa on the FIH Pro League earlier this 12 months and performed 14 video games and carried out persistently, based mostly on which he was picked for the CWG squad.

And, the Haryana ahead praised and thanked present coach Graham Reid for his advices and ideas.

“Our Chief Coach Graham Reid had already told me before in training sessions to enjoy the games and to not take too much pressure. This advice really helped me at Commonwealth Games 2022 as I was able to focus on my natural game and was able to play freely,” Abhishek mentioned.

“My teammates and coaches told me I performed well considering it was my first major tournament of such scale. There are still a few areas where I have to improve upon, and the Commonwealth Games 2022 experience has motivated me to work even harder to fulfill those shortcomings.”

The team will return to the National Coaching Camp in Bengaluru on August 29 and can start preparation for the upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League season which is scheduled to start in October.

India are scheduled to play New Zealand and Spain at residence.


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