India, June 11 -- India hockey forward Akashdeep Singh is a fairly simple man and has an equally uncluttered approach to the sport. He likes to keep things simple, work on his skills and commit fully in every match.

The 24-year-old from Punjab had stepped on to the hockey field following his brother Prabhdeep Singh, a former India international. He rose through the junior ranks to make it to the senior team in 2012 and has slowly become an integral part of the team since, figuring in 183 matches so far.

In the FIH Men's Series Finals here, Akashdeep has scored five goals in three matches so far. He is the second highest scorer after the preliminary league, behind Russia's Semen Matkosvkiy, who has scored six. Having helped India top Poo...