~ The skilful forward completed this milestone during India’s match against France in the FIH Pro League in South Africa ~
New Delhi, 08 February 2022: The Indian Team’s opening match in the FIH Men’s Pro League against France witnessed experienced forward Akashdeep Singh achieve the milestone of completing 200 International matches for India.
The skilful forward has for long been a significant part of the Indian team’s attack since he made his debut in 2012 at the FIH Champions Trophy 2012 and has been part of the team’s important victories since his debut at the FIH Champions Trophy in 2012. He was part of the Indian Team that won the historic Asian Games Gold in 2014, and the FIH Champions Trophy Silver in 2016, FIH Hockey League Final in Raipur as well as the FIH Hockey League Final in Bhubaneswar 2017.
He was also part of the team that won the Asia Cup in Dhaka in 2017 and also the Bronze Medal feat in Asian Games 2018. He also has to his credit a Gold medal in the Asian Champions Trophy 2016 and 2018. He returned to the squad in December 2021 when India won Bronze in the Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka recently.
Speaking about the milestone, Akashdeep said, “This is a special moment for me. It has been a fantastic journey with the Indian Team all these years and I absolutely enjoy my role with them. It is great to see from within the group, how much we have improved over these years as a team and I hope we continue to grow as one unit in order to achieve greater success this year.”
Congratulating him, Gyanendro Ningombam, President, Hockey India said, “I congratulate Akashdeep Singh on completing 200 International matches for India. This is a big feat and wish Akashdeep the best in his endeavour to be a significant part of India’s growth in world hockey. He has been part of India’s numerous victories over the past decade and I hope he continues to deliver for India in important matches.”
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