National hockey team vicecaptain P R Sreejesh, the hero of India’s triumph in the Asian Games final against Pakistan, was accorded a warm welcome at the international airport in Kochi this afternoon.
His parents, wife and daughter, besides MLAs Hibi Eden and Anwar Sadat and Kerala Hockey association members were among those who welcomed him.
Speaking to reporters, Sreejesh said he was touched with the warm welcome he had received and would begin preparations for the Champions Trophy soon. Sreejesh is the first hockey player from Kerala to win Asian Games gold.
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