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Akashdeep Singh completes 100 International Caps for India

The striker has been part of the national set-up for the last four years.

Akashdeep Singh
Akashdeep has excelled with his nifty stick work and eye for goal

India’s game against New Zealand saw striker Akashdeep Singh complete 100 International Caps.

The 22-year-old who has been part of the Ludhiana Academy and the Surjit Hockey Academy made his debut at the FIH Champions Trophy in 2012, against England. He was part of the squad that won the Asian Games Gold at Incheon, Bronze in Raipur at the HWL Finals—he scored a goal in the Bronze medal match—and was also part of the Champions Trophy squad that won Silver at London earlier this month.

In 2015, Akashdeep was nominated for the Annual FIH Rising Star of the Year award. A hard working and skilful striker, Akashdeep also earned his spot as one of the top bids at the auction last season and plays for the Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Coal India HIL.

Congratulating him, Md. Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India said, “Akashdeep is part of a new generation of hockey players, who have been instrumental in providing the energy in the team at big games and tournaments. He is a skilful player with great team spirit and very good tactical understanding. It shows his immense talent, that at such a young age he has already achieved 100 International Caps. I wish him the best, for all the future games and hope he continues to make the team proud.”

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