Indian hockey player Sunita Lakra retired from game, takes this decision due to injury

Indian hockey team defender and former captain Sunita Lakra said goodbye to the game forever. Sunita, who was an important member of the Silver Medalist team of Jakarta Asian Games played in the year 2018, had been suffering from knee problems for a long time. Sunita said, 'He will have to undergo knee surgery again due to injury.' In this way, the 28-year-old's dream of making a place in the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics was shattered.

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According to the statement released by Hockey India, he said, "Today is a very emotional day for me because I have decided to retire from international hockey." After joining the team from 2008, Sunita captained India during the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy in which the team finished second. She played 139 matches for India and was also a part of the 2014 Asian Games bronze medal winning team. She said, "I was lucky to be able to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics in which the Indian women's team participated for the first time in 3 decades, but knee injuries broke my dream of being part of the Indian team for the Tokyo Olympics."

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Sunita said, 'The doctors told me that I will have to do another surgery for this in the coming days. I do not know how long it will take to recover completely.' She said that after recovering from surgery, she will continue to play in domestic hockey. She further said, 'After my treatment, I will play domestic hockey. I will play for Nalco, who helped me a lot by giving me a job.' Sunita thanked the teammates along with the family, Hockey India and head coach Sord Marine.

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