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Olympic hockey hero Sreejesh opens up to Big B on Team India’s medal-winning feat

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Mumbai, Sep 16, 2021- While conversing with host Amitabh Bachchan on ‘KBC 13’, India goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh talks about winning an Olympic medal in hockey after 41 long years.

Sreejesh shares: “We have been waiting for 41 years for this medal. Personally, I’ve been playing hockey for 21 years. I started playing hockey in 2000 and since then, I’ve grown up listening to how our elders, grandparents had made it big in hockey, we had 8 gold medals in hockey. So, we started playing because of the history behind the game. After that what happened was that hockey was played on Astro Turf, the game was changed and our downfall began.”

Asking more about Astro Turf, Amitabh Bachchan tried to understand the level of difficulty while one plays on Astro Turf. Explaining this, Sreejesh says: “Yes, a lot, Sir. Because Astro Turf is an artificial grass where we put water and we play. Playing on the natural grass, the effort and game style is totally different as opposed to playing on Astro Turf.

“Earlier, all the players only played on the grass ground, trained on it and even played internationally on the grass ground. Nowadays what has happened is that the kids start playing on the grass field and later have to play hockey on the Astro turf which takes a lot of time. There is a different type of training that one undergoes to play on the Astro Turf, the hockey stick used is also different,” he adds.

‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 13’s ‘Shaandaar Shukravaar’ will see the presence of Olympic stars Neeraj Chopra and P.R. Sreejesh as special guests on the hotseat playing for a social cause. The episode will air on September 17 on Sony Entertainment Television. (Agency)

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