Ipoh (Malaysia), April 12 (IANS)
Indian midfielder Dharamvir Singh has achieved the distinction of playing his 100th international hockey match for his country.
He achieved the milestone during India's 4-2 win against Australia in a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup league match here on Saturday, a Hockey India (HI) release said on Sunday.
The win helped India finish fourth till the league phase of the 24th edition of the tournament played at the Azlan Shah Stadium.
Dharamvir made his international debut in 2009 against Canada in a Test Series. Since then he has been a regular member of the national hockey team.
"Hockey India is extremely delighted for Dharmvir Singh's achievement of 100 international matches. The midfielder has been an integral part of Indian team and always gives his best performance in matches of all levels," Md. Mushtaque Ahmad, HI's secretary general, said in a release on Sunday.
"Hockey India takes utmost pride in congratulating Dharamvir on his accomplishment of 100 international caps. We wish him all the best for the upcoming tournaments and hope to see him bringing more achievements for Team India," he added.
The 24-year-old midfielder hails from Ropar, Punjab, and is a product of the Chandigarh Hockey Academy.