While hockey has always been a game of power, Indian women’s hockey team player Gurjit Kaur said learning the art of drag-flicking has been the turning point of her career.
Gurjit was in the silver medal-winning team at the Asian Games 2018.
She said the art of drag-flicking brought her success while representing India in the international level.
Gurjit was the top scorer in India’s triumphant campaign at the women’s FIH Series Finals last year.
“I think learning the drag-flicking technique properly has been the turning point of my career. Everyone has a role to play in a hockey team and I am very happy about putting in a lot of effort to be a good drag-flicker for our side,” Gurjit was quoted as saying in a Hockey India media release.
Gurjit said she received a lot of support from her teammates and coaches to learn and fine-tune the art of drag-flicking as her career progressed.
While Gurjit is the crucial drag-flicker for the Indian team now, she said she didn’t have much knowledge about the art before joining the junior national camp.
“I used to practice drag-flicking before I joined the camp, but I hadn’t learnt the basics of the technique properly,” she said.