Name : Birendra Lakra Jr
Caps : 100 plus
Goals : ...
Rising star Birendra Lakra has crossed a personal milestone of 100 caps when he appeared for India against Japan at his home state Odhisha on 3rd May 2015.
The talented medio is declared the www.stick2hockey.com's Player of the Year 2012
2012 London Olympian Birendra Lakra is called Birendra Lakra Jr. to separate him from Air India star Birendra Lakra, who is elder brother of women's hockey captain Asunta Lakra.
Birendra Lakra hails from the tribal belt of Sundargarh district of Odisha; had his early hockey in Steel Authority of India Hockey Academy based in Rourkela, Odhisa.
Sixth and last sibling of a big family, Birendra played in the Junior Nationals before making it to the Junior India camps, and figured in the 2009 Junior World Cup.
The lanky star evolved into a complete player and graduated to the senior ranks seamlessly in a short span of time.
He is now a complete all rounder, and a match winner too.
He represents Ranchi in the Hockey India League, and is one of the highly paid HIL players.