Darwin, June 3: Hockey India (HI) on Friday congratulated women’s hockey team defender Deep Grace Ekka for her 100th intertiol cap during the team’s fil group stage match against Australia in the Four tions Tourment here.
HI Secretary General Mushtaque Ahmad hailed the youngster for her contributions to the team, which qualified for the Rio Olympics after a long hiatus of 36 years.
“Deep Grace has been part of our path-breaking women team for a long while, and played an integral role in the qualification for the Olympics. It shows her immense talent and passion that at such a young age she has already won a 100 caps. I wish her the best for all the future games and hope she continues to shine for the team,” he said in a statement.
Ekka, who reached the landmark on her 22nd birthday, made her intertiol debut at the Four tions Tourment in Argenti (Quilmes and Paraná) in 2011. IANS