Corrections and clarifications: This article was first published with men’s team captain Manpreet Singh winning the Asian Player of the Year award. This has been changed after further verification.
India defender Harmanpreet Singh was awarded with the 2018 Player of the Year award by the Asian Hockey Federation while women’s team striker Lalremsiami bagged the Rising Player of The Year prize, PTI reported.
Harmanpreet contributed to the team’s silver medal win at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda and was also part of the team which won the Asian Champions Trophy last year.
The 18-year-old Lalremsiami, meanwhile, has shown remarkable progress and impressed at the 2018 World Cup and the Asian Games, where India women team won a historic silver.
She was also a part of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires where the under-18 team won a silver. The Indian men’s team was awarded with the Best Performance of The Year for being the only Asian side to have reached the top eight at the World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
The men’s also came up with a historic silver medal feat at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda, repeating its success from the 2016 edition.