BENGALURU, Dec 4: Gagandeep Kaur, defender in the Indian junior women�s hockey team, has stated she is aiming to progress in her career and is keen on learning more tricks of the trade from players in the senior teams.
�As a drag-flicker myself, this is probably the best time for me because I know in the future, I can have the chance to work and play with some of the best drag-flickers in the country. I have always really admired Gurjit Kaur, Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh for their drag-flicking abilities, and I always look up to them,� said Gagandeep, who helped the Indian junior women�s hockey team win the gold medal at the 4-Nations Invitational Tournament in Ireland last year.
�When you are in the junior team, all you can do is grab every opportunity you get to interact with the seniors, and also watch them closely - as to what they do on the pitch, how they prepare, how they approach each session, and how they also end up spending their time in recovery. I think it�s a fantastic scenario for me to be in, and I am really happy that I can also speak to these champion players for any advice and guidance that I might need,� added the youngster, who is yet to be called up for the senior team core probables.
Speaking about what she has been focusing on since the Covid-19 induced lockdown, Gagandeep said, �I think it is important that as athletes we don�t lose track of what we need to be doing. If you are a top-level athlete, you need to ensure that you are always disciplined
and are giving your best on and off the field.� � IANS