Vivek Sagar Prasad acquired the FIH Rising Star of the 12 months award.
- Final Up to date: February 12, 2020, 8:28 PM IST
New Delhi: India’s Vivek Sagar Prasad says successful the FIH Rising Star of the 12 months award will push him to work exhausting and obtain larger feats within the coming instances.
Again in January 2018, when 17-year-old Prasad was given the chance to characterize the Indian males’s hockey group in a four-nation event in New Zealand, he grew to become the second youngest participant ever to characterize the senior group.
Two years on, the teen who was awarded the FIH Rising Star of the 12 months 2019 award on Monday, has remodeled into probably the greatest upcoming gamers on the earth.
“I feel there isn’t any higher feeling than representing your nation on the highest degree,” he stated.
“Once I was youthful, I might be extra concerned about badminton and chess, however as issues turned out, I slowly shifted to hockey, and I am unable to thank my household, coaches and buddies sufficient for what they’ve executed for me.
“This award is a big recognition, and I simply wish to make it possible for I hold working exhausting, keep my focus, and produce laurels for the nation,” stated Vivek throughout his group’s nationwide camp right here forward of two Hockey Professional League matches towards Australia.
Having scored India’s opening aim towards world champions Belgium on the Kalinga Hockey Stadium throughout the second match on February 9, Vivek’s confidence was palpable throughout coaching.
“I feel I used to be simply specializing in doing my fundamentals proper. There was a chance to go ahead as properly, at times, so I utilized that throughout the first aim. I feel we had a number of alternatives all through the match, however we could not convert.
“Nevertheless, personally, I feel I used to be in a position to carry out properly as a result of I used to be enjoying my pure recreation in response to my strengths,” he stated.