Defender Birender Lakra, who won bronze medal in Tokyo, announced his retirement

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Defender Birender Lakra, who won bronze medal in Tokyo, announced his retirement

Birender Lakra, a member of the Indian hockey team that won bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, has announced his retirement with immediate effect. In this way, there has been a sensation in the hockey world due to the retirement of 2 Indian players within a single day. Earlier, Indian hockey team’s drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh had said goodbye to hockey.

Hockey India informed about the retirement of Birender Lakra on Twitter. Hockey India tweeted, “A solid defender and one of the most influential players in the Indian men’s hockey team, the Odisha star has announced his retirement from the Indian national team. Happy retirement, Birendra Lakra.”

31-year-old Lakra was part of India’s bronze medal winning team at the Tokyo Olympics. He was also part of the gold medal winning team at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the bronze medal winning team in 2018 Jakarta.

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