P R Sreejesh, famous Indian hockey player plays the role of Goalkeeper in Indian National Hockey Team. Initially, he was a sprinter and volleyball player but turned to hockey at the age of 12 at the insistance of his coach.
He made his debut in 2004 at the national junior team and got into the senior team two years later. Three-time Olympian PR Sreejesh has been an integral part of the Indian men’s hockey team for well over a decade. PR Sreejesh is well-regarded in world hockey for his instincts — a quality that makes him highly effective in penalty shoot-out situations.
At the Rio 2016 Olympics, the team made it to the quarter-finals – a marked improvement from their last Summer Games in London. PR Sreejesh was the star for India as he pulled off some top-quality performances to steer his side out of trouble time and again. At the 2014 Asian Games, the Indian shot-stopper stood like a wall in the final as he kept Pakistan at bay in the penalty shoot-out.
PR Sreejesh was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Padma Shri in 2017.[table “” not found /]