Chinglensana Singh Kangujam was away from hockey for a yr attributable to an ankle harm.
- Final Up to date: January 15, 2020, 4:05 PM IST
Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey crew mid-fielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam stated on Wednesday he was undecided of creating a comeback from an ankle harm that saved him away from the sport for a yr.
The participant from Manipur sustained a fracture on his proper ankle throughout the ninth senior males’s nationwide championship the place he had led his crew to the title.
“It was a really troublesome part for me. I used to be not allowed to make use of my decrease physique a lot which resulted in me gaining about 5-6 kilos. I used to be undecided if I may come again once more for the Indian crew,” recalled Chinglensana who was final seen in India jersey on the FIH Males’s World Cup in December 2018.
He’ll once more put on the India colors on the FIH Hockey Professional League after a year-long break as a result of harm.
It was not till October final yr that Chinglensana held the stick as soon as once more.
“I did not play hockey for about eight months however I by no means gave up hope. Throughout this era I ensured I stayed match, adopted a scientific routine supplied by our scientific advisor Robin Arkel which concerned fitness center, biking and I adopted a strict eating regimen.
“It was vital to make sure my weight was beneath management and as such I had given up on rice utterly,” he stated.
With chief coach Graham Reid recalling him into the squad for the matches towards the Netherlands, Chinglensana feels he wants to offer his 100 per cent and in addition show his price once more.
“I’m pleased to earn the India jersey once more. It is vital for me to make this chance rely and provides my 100 per cent within the midfield. With a superb expertise pool accessible, each participant has to show his place within the crew and I’m no completely different.
“I see this as a recent begin for me and I’m trying ahead to a superb begin towards the Netherlands,” acknowledged the Arjuna Awardee.
India will tackle the Netherlands on January 18 and 19 on the Kalinga Hockey Stadium right here.