PR Sreejesh is an Indian professional hockey player who plays as a goalkeeper. He has been captain of the national side. He represents the Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hockey India League. Sreejesh currently works as Chief Sports Organiser with the Kerala government’s education department. In 2017, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri for his work in sports.
Sreejesh is 33-years-old. He was born on 8 May 1988, in Kizhakkambalam village, in the Ernakulam district of Kerala.
|Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh|
6 feet (183 cms)
Sreejesh started as a sprinter before moving on to long jump and volleyball. He joined the GV Raja Sports School in Thiruvananthapuram when he was 12. His coach there suggested he take up goalkeeping.
Sreejesh made his debut for the junior national team in 2004 before making his senior debut at the 2006 South Asian Games in Colombo. He was one of the main reasons India won a gold medal in men’s hockey at the 2014 Asian Games. Against Pakistan in the final, he had two penalty shots saved with his quick reflexes and perfect positioning. He also helped lead India to third place in Champions Trophy later that year – but Sreejesh took home the Goalkeeper of Tournament award!
In 2016, he was made captain of the national side ahead of the Rio Olympics. India lost 3-1 to Belgium in the quarterfinals. He sustained a serious ACL injury in April 2017, which took him out of action for eight months.
PR Sreejesh’s career has been filled with successes, but he finally achieved his ultimate dream in the Tokyo Olympics. In a last-minute heroic effort against Germany, PR Sreejesh managed to pull off one of many saves that won India their bronze medal and ended their Olympic campaign on a high note.
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Sreejesh is married to Aneeshya. She is a former long jumper and an Ayurveda doctor. The couple has two kids, Anusree and Sreeansh.
PR Sreejesh net worth is estimated to be around INR 10 crores.
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