As Team India pocketed a historic bronze medal in men’s hockey competition after 41 years, the entire nation has gone into a frenzy. The team under Graham Reid beat Germany 5-4 to clinch the much-awaited medal. But after the team won, Indian cricketers, former and current could not control their emotions and sent best wishes to the victorious team.
Legandary Sachin Tendulkar commended the entire team, and PR Sreejesh, who saved a penalty corner in the dying seconds of the match.
Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah
A landmark day for @TheHockeyIndia
After being down 3-1, INDIA fights back to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a first Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/0T3ssVPnRG
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2021
Wow ! Wow !
Elated seeing the Indian Hockey Team coming back in grand style from being 3-1 down, fighting back and winning the bronze medal match against Germany, India's first medal in #Hockey since 1980 .#IndvsGer.
Many congratulations @TheHockeyIndia pic.twitter.com/gE2DBEnm5T
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 5, 2021
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer wrote, “The 16 who scripted history: Manpreet, Sreejesh, Harmanpreet, Rupinder, Surender, Amit, Birendra, Hardik, Vivek, Nilakanta, Sumit, Shamsher, Dilpreet, Gurjant, Lalit, Mandeep. Remember them, cherish them, tell your children about them. Let them inspire a generation.”
Four decades..that is the wait India has had to win a Olympic medal in #Hockey . Just makes realise the sweetness of this victory.
Our boy's have done it. Should be a Watershed moment for the next gen. @TheHockeyIndia #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/2EbnZbbfUz
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) August 5, 2021
But the journey is not all over as yet. The Indian women’s hockey team is due to face Great Britain in the broze medal match, and coach Sjoerd Marijne’s team would be hoping for just that.
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