Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh is all set to take part in his last Commonwealth Games which starts on July 28 in Birmingham. The goalkeeper said that right after the tournament he shall shift his focus to World Cup which is scheduled next year. He also talked about his journey throughout and said life has had its ups and downs.
Sreejesh said, “Life was always not the same. It was always full of ups and downs. I had some really good matches as well as some really bad outings. I had a bad start to my career, then gradually, I have risen up the ranks to become India’s No.1 keeper.”
“From witnessing the low of the 2012 London Olympics to winning bronze in Tokyo, in between, I captained the national team and then in 2018, my career was almost over due to an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury. In Kerala, we have a famous dish called ‘avial’. It’s a 13-vegetable curry. I can relate my career to avial. As a youngster, I always used to plan for four years. Now, I always prefer short-term goals. Now my priority is CWG, then my next step is the World Cup for sure. When you are keeping short targets, that always helps you to focus more on your performance, fitness, and mental strength,” Sreejesh added.