One of the bad news for the Indian Hockey team as Experience Hockey midfielder Namita Toppo Who play a 150 international matches so far since 2012, Decided to call time on her career means announce retirement.
Namita Toppo Who is part of the Indian team where they won the Bronze and Silver Medal in 2014 and 2018 Asian Games respectively.
“The last 10 years have definitely been the best years of my life. I had a dream to play for my country at the biggest stages and I am so happy that I have been able to achieve my dreams,” Toppo said in a Hockey India release.
“I hope I have made a huge impact and I am very thrilled to see the way the Indian Women’s Hockey Team has progressed in the last decade. I will keep cheering and supporting for the team while I move on to a new chapter in my life.”
She also took part in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2014 Asian Games where India won a bronze and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“Namita has made a humungous contribution to Indian hockey. Apart from giving everything on the field, Namita has also been a perfect role model for the youngsters in the team,” national team chief coach Janneke Schopman said.
“Not many players get a chance to play 168 matches for their national teams and Namita has earned each one of those caps. Apart from being a great hockey player, Toppo is one of the kindest people I know. She is very thoughtful and she always put the team first.”