The finals at the Sub Juniors seemed to be destined to end the same way, with the favourite, Utkarsh Gupta leading by 3-1 and also commandingly 5-1 in the deciding game. But Lalrinpuia true to the style he adopts (chopper), fought back like his hero Joo Se Hyuk and clinched a thrilling match that went down to the wire.
After Abishek, Lalrinpuia is India's next big promising defence player. He has miles to go but his clinical style even at this age, is enough for us to be proud and hopeful of bigger things to come.
Date of Birth: 12 Feb 1998
Club: PSPB Academy
Coaches/Trainers: Vijay Kumar Agarwal
TT Idol: Joo Se Hyuk
Achievements: Sub Junior National title
Best win (over a player): Utkarsh Gupta
Best win (a tournament): Again, over Utkarsh from 3-1 down and being down 5-1 in the decider.