Soundarya Yendala completed her 100th appearance for the Indian women's National team during their match against Poland in the ongoing Hero FIH HockeyWorld League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium today.
With this she becomes the fifth player in the current team to have played in 100 or more matches for India. She joins captain Ritu Rani, Poonam Rani, Vandana Kataria and Deepika in this exclusive club.
Soundarya has been a key player for the Indian team over the past few years and has been instrumental in the side's good performances.
An excited Soundarya said, "It is a great honour torepresent the country and to be able to do it for 100 times is an incredible feeling. However, the main focus right now is qualifying for the next round and eventually qualifying for the Rio Olympics, that is the ultimate dream of each and everyplayer at the moment."
Congratulating Soundarya Yendala on the occasion,Secretary General Hockey India Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad said,"With players like Soundarya Yendala in the team it is a bighonour for all of us and I take the utmost pride in congratulating Soundarya Yendala on her feat of completing 100 caps. We hope to see more of these outstanding performances by her in the days ahead."
Soundarya has played some memorable games for India and helped India win some crucial matches. This year is verycrucial for India and Soundarya will have to play an important role for the side to do well and qualify for the 2016 Olympics at Rio.