HIL will be of immense help: Sardar

New Delhi : For India captain Sardar Singh, the ongoing Hockey India league (HIL) is turning out to be yet another platform to prove his class.

Already having established himself as world's one of the best playmakers, Sardar is currently in rousing form for Delhi Waveriders in the HIL.

The 26-year-old, one of the few world-class players produced by India in recent years, Sardar is the highest paid marquee player and brand ambassador of the inaugural tournament. On Saturday, Waveriders take on Mumbai Magicians in their sixth outing at the Dhyanchand Stadium.

So solid is the performance of Sardar and his teammates in the HIL that Waveriders are riding high, winning four out of five matches so far. With 22 points, Sardar's men are five points ahead of the second-placed Ranchi Rhinos.

Determined to see his team win the title, Sardar also feels the HIL would help the Indian players immensely at the international level. "We have a tendency to crack under pressure in international tournaments. This league will help the players to overcome this tendency," he said.

Sardar said the presence of players like Simon Child of New Zealand, Nicolas Jacobi and Oscar Deecke of Germany have so far played a crucial role to ensure the Delhi team stays ahead of the rest.


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