Poonam Rani and Chanchan Devi, the members of the Indian Women Hockey Team have reached the milestone of 100 international caps.
In this journey of 100 international matches, both of them have done the country proud with their contribution since their debut at international stage with many learnings as well as experiences along with proud moments.
Poonam Rani completed her 100th international match during their European Tour against Ireland last week, Chanchan Devi completed the milestone as she entered the pitch at Glasgow National Hockey Centre in India’s first match of the FIH Champions Challenge 1 against Korea yesterday, which India lost 2-4.
Hisar (Haryana) born Poonam Rani who played her first international in 2009, has not looked back since her debut helped her to seal a berth to the FIH Junior World Cup in USA in the same year. In 2010 she was part of the team playing test matches against Japan, China and New Zealand and her performance yet again helped her to represent the country in the Women Asian Champions Trophy in Korea as well as FIH Women’s World Cup which was played in Argentina, Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Asian Games in China that year. Since then Poonam Rani has represented India in almost every tournament that the country has played. She was also part of the team that won historic bronze medal in the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup 2013 in Germany and 3rd Women Asian Champions Trophy 2013 Japan winning silver medal.
Chanchan Devi who comes from Manipur debuted in 2009 with the 7th Asia Cup in Thailand followed by FIH Champions Challenge in Russia later in the year. In 2010, she represented the country during the Women’s Champions Trophy in Korea, FIH Women’s World Cup in Argentina, Commonwealth Games in India and Asian Games in China. Representing India since her debut in all important tournaments, in 2013 she was part of World League Round 2 in Delhi, World League Round 3 in Rotterdam, 8th Women’s Asia Cup in Malaysia where the team bagged the Bronze and the 3rd Women’s Asian Champions Trophy in Japan where the team won the Silver. All in all Chanchan Devi has played an important role in the success of the team post her debut.
This website, thefansofhockey.com, joins Hockey India in congratulating both the players on this achievement and wishing them continuous success in their future international careers.