Australia-bound, 2 mates hope to stick together and shine
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"We two have played very less together in the senior team. But whatever opportunities we have got, we have excelled in them. When I missed the London Olympics team, Dharamveer spent some time with me and told me that I will make a comeback soon. The Lanco Series and Champions' Trophy is important for my career and I will aim to give it my best," says Rupinder Pal, who studied at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 42, and later at GMSSS-35.
Dharamveer and Rupinder, who now work with Indian Oil and Indian Overseas Bank respectively, are disappointed at not being offered any job by the Chandigarh administration. They now play from Punjab and Tamil Nadu in the nationals. "We still visit our academy in Sector 42 and still call Chandigarh our home. But the attitude of Chandigarh Administration has been disappointing. I won medals in CWG and Asian Games and yet they told me they do not have proof of me playing for Chandigarh. For over a decade, we played sub-junior as well as junior hockey for Chandigarh," says Dharamveer.
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