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Hockey India congratulates Krishan B Pathak on finishing 100 worldwide matches

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 7 (ANI): Hockey India on Monday congratulated Indian Men’s Hockey Team goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak for incomes his a hundredth worldwide cap. The goalkeeper, who hails from Kapurthala, Punjab, achieved the feat throughout India’s fourth match of the Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 towards Korea on the iconic Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium.

India have been unbeaten to this point on the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023, successful their first sport 7-2 towards China, drawing 1-1 towards Japan of their second match, after which beating Malaysia 5-0 on Sunday. Pathak, who has featured in all of the three video games to this point, has impressed followers along with his calm presence within the match and was additionally named the Player of the Match towards Malaysia, the place he ensured a clear sheet for India, a Hockey India launch stated.

The 26-year-old made his debut for the Gold-medal successful Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team on the Uttar Pradesh Hockey Junior World Cup Men Lucknow 2016 and showcased his expertise. He made his senior debut on the four-Nations match towards Japan in January, 2018 and have become a daily member of the squad. He was a part of the Indian group that gained the joint-Gold medal with Pakistan on the Men’s Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 and was named within the Indian squad for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.

The 26-year-old grew to become a key determine for India on the goalpost through the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League 2020/21 and performed an important function in serving to India attain the third-place end on the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League 2021/22. His spectacular efficiency on the 2022 Commonwealth Games helped India win the coveted Silver medal and his sturdy performances on the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela additional cemented his function within the group. During the FIH Men’s Hockey Pro League 2022/23, Krishan B Pathak was named because the Player of the Match towards Spain for his match-winning efficiency on the nets for India.

Speaking on the milestone, Krishan stated, “I feel honoured to have represented India for so many years and earning my 100th International Cap is truly a memorable achievement for me. After years of hard work and dedication, only a few receive the opportunity to represent India at the international level. It feels like a dream come true for me that I have been allowed to do so for so long, and I will continue to give my best each time I will get a chance to don the Indian jersey. I thank Hockey India, my teammates and my support staff for their constant support and faith in me over the years.”Congratulating Krishan B Pathak on the accomplishment, Hockey India President Dr Dilip Tirkey stated, “I offer my best wishes and hearty congratulations to Krishan B Pathak for reaching the milestone. For any player, wearing the Indian jersey for the 100th time is truly a special moment in their careers and Krishan, who has showcased his sheer will and determination on and off the field over the past few years, is truly deserving of achieving the milestone. I am confident he will continue to make the nation proud and add many more plaudits to his name.”India Men’s Hockey Team Results and Schedule:August 3, 2023: India 7- 2 ChinaAugust 4, 2023: India 1-1 JapanAugust 5, 2023: Malaysia 0-5 IndiaAugust 7, 2023: Korea vs India – 2030 hrs ISTAugust 9, 2023: India vs Pakistan – 2030 hrs IST. (ANI)