The Indian men’s hockey team is currently preparing for the Hockey World Cup in Odisha, scheduled to be played from 28th November to 16 December. Prior to this grand tournament though, the team will battle in the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, starting from October 18, which is considered to be very important in the wake of World Cup preparations.
As the date of the Hockey World Cup is approaching, the Odisha Government and Hockey India are doing a number of unique efforts to make this event a success. And in the midst, the Indian hockey team captain Manpreet Singh posted a video on his Twitter handle, which has now become the talking point of the social media platform.
@iamsrk Sir aap to hockey khel chuke ho. Main aur poori Indian team to ye jaanti hi hai that your #HeartBeatsForHockey. Kya aap #HWC2018 ka hissa banoge? Kya aap hamein support karne maidan mein uttroge? Pls duniya ko bhi ye bata do ki aapka dil ab bhi hockey ke liye dhadakta hai pic.twitter.com/dj306ZbMnB
— Manpreet Singh (@manpreetpawar07) October 9, 2018
In the video, the captain was seen making an appeal to the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, to play hockey with the Indian team. Manpreet said, “Shahrukh Sir, you’ve played hockey. I and the whole India team know that your heart beats for hockey. Will you be a part of Hockey World Cup 2018? Will you come to the ground to support us? Please tell the world that your heart still beats for hockey. “
Apart from the captain, the likes of Harmanpreet, Rupinder Pal Singh, goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, SV Sunil and Mandeep Singh also appealed to King Khan. Giving a fitting reply, Shah Rukh Khan responded to the Tweet and said, “you just have to ask brother, and I’ll be there in no time. wish u and our team the best. Hockey is the pride of India. We will cheer Chak De India! Thank u for thinking of me.”
Neki aur pooch pooch? Mujhe bolne ki der hai mere bhai, main koodh kar pahunch jaoonga! I wish u and our team the best. Hockey is the pride of India. We will cheer Chak De India! Thank u for thinking of me. Mera Dil Hockey ke liye bahut tez dhadakta hai!!! #HeartBeatsForHockey https://t.co/2F8XA07Khq
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) October 9, 2018