Sunita plays 100th game, India lose

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 May 2017 09:19:05

PUKEKOHE (New Zealand),

INDIA’S premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in third of the five-match series, on Wednesday.

The Indian side went down fighting 2-3 to be trailing 0-3 in the series.

Lakra made her international debut in 2009 and since has been a backbone of the Indian team. She currently leads India’s defence in New Zealand along with Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Sushila Chanu, Udita and Gurjit Kaur. “She has been an inspiration for young, budding players,” Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India, said.