New Delhi, Aug 18 : Indian Defender Kothajit Singh Khadangbam completed 200 International Caps on Sunday.
He achieved this milestone when India took on New Zealand in their second Olympic Test Event match at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, Japan.
Kothajit, who turned 27 on Saturday, was part of India’s Silver Medal-winning team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and also won the Gold Medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. It was during this match that Kothajit scored a brilliant equalizer in the final against Pakistan that took the match into a Penalty Shootout.
"I’m thankful to the support staff and my teammates for supporting me all these years. I hope to keep representing my country whenever it is required of me. It is an important phase for the team as we look to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games," said Kothajit Singh.
Congratulating Kothajit on completing this landmark, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, president of Hockey India, said: "He is an inspiration to many young players across India especially from the North East. He is one of the finest Defenders in the country and to play for India for all these years is a great achievement.”