New Delhi, 18th May 2023: The opening match of India’s Tour of Australia witnessed the Indian Women’s Hockey Team midfielder Monika obtain the milestone of completing 200 worldwide caps.
The 29-year-old from Chandigarh, who made her worldwide debut in 2012 in opposition to New Zealand in Naples, has since been an integral a part of the Indian crew. She was a part of the Indian crew that gained the Bronze medal within the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and represented the nation within the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a historic second for India as the ladies’s crew had certified for the Games after 36 years.
Monika’s efficiency was vital in India’s victory on the 2017 Women’s Asia Cup the place the crew defeated China within the Final. She was additionally a part of the Indian crew that gained the Silver medal on the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. She turned a double Olympian when she made the crew for the Tokyo Olympic Games the place the crew put up a surprising fourth place end.
In 2022, she was a part of India’s historic Bronze medal feat on the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and likewise featured within the crew that gained the FIH Nations Cup, thus securing qualification for the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023-24.
“It has been an incredible journey with the Indian team so far and we have been steadily working towards achieving our targets. I am fortunate to complete 200 International matches with this amazing team and it is a special feeling to receive the 200th match jersey from Chief Coach Janneke Schopman who has been a big motivation for me. I thank Hockey India and my teammates for their continued support and look forward to many more feats in this important year,” acknowledged an elated Monika.
Congratulating the skilled midfielder, President Hockey India Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey stated, “I congratulate Monika on completing this incredible milestone of playing 200 international matches for the country. It is indeed a great honour to wear the jersey with pride and Monika has shown that she is an integral part of this flourishing team. I wish her the best in future matches.”
Please see connected pictures of Monika receiving her 200th match jersey from Chief Coach Janneke Schopman in Adelaide, Australia.
India tour of Australia Broadcast Details
India tour of Australia shall be telecast dwell on DD Sports. Matches may also be dwell streamed on https://www.youtube.com/@PrasarBharatiSports/featured. Fans can even view the matches on fancode.com totally free. Rest of the world can catch dwell motion on watch.hockey with a Series cross of Rs 99. In Australia, the matches shall be dwell on Fox Sports/Kayo and likewise by means of the net platform, DwellHockey.
India tour of Australia Schedule
May 18, Thursday: India vs Australia at 14:15 IST
May 20, Saturday: India vs Australia at 14:15 IST
May 21, Sunday: India vs Australia at 14:15 IST
May 25, Thursday: India vs Australia A at 14:15 IST
May 27, Saturday: India vs Australia A at 14:15 IST
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