Inspiration is what matters when a person decides to succeed and that inspiration can come from anywhere. Watching his brother win prizes, the attraction Manpreet had for hockey increased ever after.
He even escaped from the room in which his mother had locked him in order to stop him from playing hockey.
Rs 500 cash prize was something that changed the fortunes of Manpreet as his parents decided to support him in the field of Hockey.
He then started training at the Surjit Hockey Academy in 2005.
He first represented India in the junior team.
He was the captain of the Junior Team which won the Gold Medal in 2013 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup.
In 2014 he was given with the title Junior Player of the Year by Asian Hockey Federation.
On 6 April 2016, Manpreet was shocked by the news of his father’s demise, just few hours before the game against Japan. He played that match and went back to his hometown for his father’s final rituals missing the next match. Probably the worst news of his life didn’t stop him from representing India once again just after few days of this incident. Manpreet was determined to ensure that his father’s dream of him representing the nation at top level does not fail.
On 18 May 2017, Manpreet took over the captaincy of India and has been quite successful after that as a captain.
He his also the winner of the Arjun Award for his contribution in sports.
|Asian Games||Commonwealth Games||Asian Games|
|Incheon 2014||Glasgow 2014||Jakarta 2018|
|Asia Cup||Champions Trophy|
|Dhaka 2017||Breda 2018|