Lalit Kumar Upadhyay is a professional Indian hockey player, born on 1 December 1993 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Lalit plays as a forward for the senior hockey team of India. He has also played for Kalinga Lancers in Hockey India League.
Lalit made his debut for the senior team of India in 2008 in the Eight nation tournament, malaysia.
Rise to Glory
Lalit has had a recognizable contribution to the Indian team. He transformed from a young inexperienced lad to an amazing and talented individual. The Varanasi boy has been involved in multiple international competitions for India. He has participated in the 4 nation tournament in malaysia in 2009, Hong kong invitation tournament in 2010, Muscat (oman) league 2012 and Europe international tour, holland 2013.
Lalit had a huge role to play in the 2017 Men's Hockey Asia Cup which was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He scored multiple goals to put in India on the driving seat of the tournament, and his goal in the 22nd minute of the final match against Malaysia was the difference in score to win India the gold medal.
Lalit was also a part of team India’s squad which participated in the recent 2018 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy held in Breda, Netherlands.
Apart from International competitions, Lalit has also participated in Domestic hockey tournaments like Obaidullah gold cup in 2012, 2012 Surjit singh hockey tournament
And Nehru hockey tournament in 2012.
Lalit’s individual achievements include Best player of tournament in beighton cup, kolkata in 2010. He was also the Player of tournament in bangalore league in 2011 and was also the Player of tournament in all india university zonal in 2012.
Lalit has more than 20 International caps for team India and will be looking to increase that number with the opportunity to shine in the upcoming Hockey World Cup.