KUALA LUMPUR: While many were worrying about putting on weight due to a lack of exercise over the last three months, national hockey forward Mohd Shahril Saabah has lost six kg.
And he is feeling upbeat about returning to national hockey training tomorrow at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
The 26-year-old now weighs 70kg and looks to have lost some muscle, with just some light training at home for more than three months since the movement control order (MCO) began on March 18.
A lot has happened since then for the Tenaga Nasional employee. He has recovered from a left knee injury suffered in a Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) match in February and became a father for the first time when his wife gave birth to their daughter on June 11.
The penalty corner drag flicker said the month of June has been a great one for him.
“I am so happy to have become a father and my favourite football club Liverpool won the league title after 30 years, ” said Shahril, who represented Malaysia 160 times in the last seven years.
His last outing was in the two Olympic qualifying matches against Britain in London last November.
“I feel so light now after losing six kg.
“I need to start building my muscles after the four-month long layoff because of my knee injury, ” he said.
In fact, Shahril has already started work on rebuilding his muscles. He has been going to the National Sports Institute (ISN) gym since last week.
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