Jugraj set to make a comeback

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Jugraj Singh will make his comeback to international hockey next month when he dons the India colours in the Test series against South Africa.

Jugraj set to make a comeback

New Delhi:

Jugraj Singh will make his much-awaited comeback to international hockey next month when he dons the India colours in the Test series against South Africa. He has fought his way back into national reckoning from a near-fatal injury in September 2003. This would be the first international outing for the ace drag flicker since the player met with a road accident in his hometown Jalandhar. "There has been a lot of improvement in my game and I think I am ready for international competition. I would turn out for the team against South Africa," the Punjab Police player said. Team backing Jugraj, currently taking part in a camp along with the juniors under Harendra Singh, said he enjoyed the full backing from the coach and the team, and was ready for the rigours of international hockey. The short corner expert made a sensational debut in the Junior World Cup in Hobart in 2002 and emerged as the second highest goal scorer of the tournament.He said also said he would come back in his previous form, unafraid to run into any opposition. "People will see the same Jugraj. When I am on the ground I like to play attacking hockey and this is one of the reasons I did not want to rush my comeback. I wanted to give my 100 per cent and play the same aggressive brand of hockey, which I used to before meeting with the accident. He also hoped that the series will help him to build up his confidence since he had been away from the national squad for quite a while. (PTI)



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