Young Malaysian hockey talent Pavandip Singh has proven that he has what it takes to make dashing moves beyond the field. The promising player has just received results for the national examinations, and he has done extremely well.
Pavandip, who has dorn the Malaysian national youth team jersey, scored 6As in the just-released Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.
How did do it? “I made sure I studied more than anything else. When free, then I would do the other activities,” he told Asia Samachar.
Pavandip is keen to pursue engineering but it open to other areas as well.
He comes from a family of hockey players. In March 2016, Pavandip, then 16, and his sister Kirandeep Kaur, then 13, were selected for the National Under-16 Boys’ and Girls’ camps. Also selected was Krishanraj Singh from Johor.
In that same year, he was the sole Sikh hockey player who made the cut for the Malaysian hockey under-16 for the Whitsun Cup in Mannheim, Germany. Pavandip then joinded the 18-men team for the tournament as Malaysia embarked on a journey towards the 2020 Junior World Cup.
His father, Gurdip Singh, used to play for the Perak state during his schooling days. Now, he is a lawyer and a single parent since the passing away of his wife Surjeet Kaur some eight years ago.
His younger brother, Amandeep Singh, played for the Kuala Lumpur hockey team when he was 9-13 years old.
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