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Hockey India congratulates Lilima Minz on completing 100 International Caps

ANI  |  Jinchun (Seoul) [South Korea] 

on Tuesday congratulated Indian women's team midfielder for achieving the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country.

Lilima achieved the feat during India's second match of the five-game series against hosts South

The 23-year-old from Bihabandh-Tanatoli village of Odisha made her International debut for the women's team in 2011 during the Four-Nation Tournament in

She was picked in the national camp after a series of impressive performances in the domestic circuit.

Lilima was a member of the Indian team that won the women's test series 6-0 against She represented at the 2014 in and was also a part of the side that won bronze at the 2014 in Incheon,

She also represented at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where the Indian women's hockey team made their first appearance in 36 years.

Lilima was also part of the Indian team's historic Women's Cup win in 2017.

"It is a very special moment for me to complete 100 matches for India. My career took off after joining the Hostel in Rourkela and I thank my coaches from Odisha who helped me in my formative years. I feel fortunate to be part of this talented Indian team where teammates and support staff are more like family members," Lilima said.

"This is an important year for us with Asian Games, and I am focused on my role in the team and look forward to achieving our team goals for the year," she added.

Congratulating on completing 100 International matches, Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, said, "A very determined player, resolute on the field with qualities that motivate other players, Lilima has over the years proved her worth in the team with significant performances. She's been part of India's major victories and I wish her the very best in her endeavors for this important calendar year.

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First Published: Tue, March 06 2018. 14:05 IST