Sandeep Singh is an Indian hockey player and has even served as a captain for Indian national team. He is mainly known for as a penalty corner specialist in the team. Currently, he is the DSP in the Haryana Police. He belongs to the Bhinder Sikh community in Haryana and is basically part of the Shahabad Markanda.
He was born in Kurukshetra a small town in Haryana. His parents are Daljit Kaur Saini and Gurcharan Singh Saini. His brother Bikramjeet Singh also is a hockey player and is part of the Indian Oil.
He started his career in with the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, which was held in Kuala Lumpur. He became the captain of Indian hockey team in 2009. He is very well known for his drag-flicker technique. He is considered to have the best speed in the world for his unique skill of drag-flicker technique which is 145 km/h. Under his captaincy, we won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in the year 2009. We had defeated the Malaysia team at Ipoh. The huge victory was gained after thirteen years and Singh was the top goal scorer in the whole tournament.
The India men's national field hockey team was selected for the Summer Olympics of 2012 which was held in London. The team had made up to that mark after a wait of eight long years. The team had a victory by defeating France in the final round with a score of 8–1. Singh had scored five goals in the finals which were all taken from the penalty corners. In the whole tournament, he had received the title of highest scorer by having sixteen goals.
He was the fifth highest-paid player at the inauguration of the Hockey India League. The Mumbai franchise took him by paying USD 64,400. The team was named as Mumbai Magicians. He again gave an excellent performance in the whole tournament and was honored as the top scorer making 11 goals in 12 games. In 2014 Punjab Warriors signed Singh. After playing two seasons from the Punjab Warriors team in 2016, he was signed by the Ranchi Rays with an enormous amount of USD 81,000.
In 2006, Sandeep had been severely injured after he got hit by a gunshot in Shatabadi train. He was heading towards to join his team to leave for the World Cup held in Germany after two days. For two year he was in his wheelchair fighting with the injuries caused to him because of the incident. But soon he recovered from the injuries and made an entry in the team with a new spirit and will of taking the team to tremendous heights. In 2010 he received the Arjuna Award for his great work in the field of Hockey.