Ritu Rani comes out of retirement to join Indian hockey team

Ritu Rani pronounced that her family is intensely understanding of her and they speedy her to pursue a sport. (Source: File)

Former captain Ritu Rani shunned retirement to make a quip in a Indian group after a seven-month sabbatical as Hockey India announced an 18-member Indian patrol for a women’s Hockey World League Round 2, to be hold in Canada from Apr 1.

The Indian patrol includes gifted Deepika, Ritu, Vandana Katariya, Poonam Rani, Navjot Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Renuka Yadav, Monika, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, and goalkeeper Savita who were all partial of a Rio Olympics squad.

India will be adult opposite Belarus, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Chile in a Round 2.

Midfielder Ritu had announced her retirement in Sep final year, post her wedding.

“I am unequivocally happy and vehement to be behind in a inhabitant stay with my teammates. we appreciate Hockey India for permitting me to repel my retirement and giving me a event to be partial of a group again,” Ritu said.

“My family is intensely understanding of me personification hockey and they unequivocally speedy me to pursue a competition even after marriage. They are a reason because we am behind again. we consider a women’s group has entered a new and sparkling proviso where we trust if we work hard, we can unequivocally make a symbol in universe hockey,” she said.

The Indian eves available an fatiguing 5-0 varnish of Belarus in a recently-concluded Test Series in Bhopal.

Speaking about a large win forward of a Hockey World League Round 2, Sjoerd Marijne, a newly-appointed arch manager for a Indian women’s group said,”The many critical thing in a Test Series was to know any other. Besides that, we wanted to exercise a few new things and a girls know improved and improved that is unequivocally good. we am happy with a outcome and many importantly we am happy with their unchanging performance.”

Marijne insisted that a following weeks during a inhabitant stay in Bhopal will be essential in terms of improving their aptness and other tactical structure.

“The subsequent few weeks will be essential as we will sight on specific details. The concentration will be on fitness, flitting and receiving specific to a tactical structure we wish to play. We like to play quick hockey and it starts with these elements,” insisted a Dutchman. He serve settled that personification use matches is critical as it helps urge a team’s defensive skills.

Marijne voiced that his initial few weeks have been fruitful. “We feel unequivocally welcome. The group is unequivocally trained and they uncover a zeal to get improved and better. As coaches, it is a good sourroundings to be in,” he said.”


Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu; Defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Gurjit Kaur, Renuka Yadav, Lalhlunmawii; Midfielders: Deepika, Navjot Kaur, Ritu Rani, Monika, Lily Chanu Mayengbam, Namita Toppo; Forwards: Rani, Vandana Katariya, Poonam Rani, Sonika, Anupa Barla