After Rupinder, Tokyo Star Birendra Lakra Quits International Hockey


Bhubaneswar: Olympic bronze medal-winning Indian hockey star Birendra Lakra on Thursday announced that he is quitting the game with immediate effect.

Hockey India also confirmed the announcement on its official Twitter handle.



The 31-year-old Lakra, a defender, was part of India’s bronze medal-winning side in the Tokyo Olympics. He was part of the 2014 gold medal-winning Incheon Asian Games team and the side that claimed bronze in 2018 Jakarta.

Earlier, in the day, star drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh had announced that he is retiring from international hockey with immediate effect.

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