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From PM To Celebs To Sportspersons, Twitter Lauds Indian Men Hockey Team For Bronze Win After 41Yrs




Today is certainly a big day for Indian hockey and its fans as the Indian men’s hockey team has broken the 41 years old jinx and won a medal in the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian team defeated the German hockey team by 5-4 in a thrilling encounter and won the Bronze medal for the country. With this, we can now hope that glorious days of Indian hockey will be back as last time the Indian hockey team won a medal at Olympics was in 1980 when they won Gold for the nation. Hockey has given us 11 medals till date out of which 8 are gold.


Manpreet Singh is the skipper of the Indian hockey team and it won’t be wrong to say that the team has performed well under his captaincy in the last four years as it won Asia Cup in 2017 and Asian Champions Trophy in 2018. The Indian hockey team also reached the finals of the FIH Series in 2019 and quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup.

The victory is also special considering the fact that there was a time when the Indian team was down by 3-1 but they made a strong comeback and won the match by 5-4. The Indian women’s team will also play a match against Great Britain for winning the bronze medal and it will really be like a dream come true if the Indian women’s hockey team wins the bronze too.

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The Indian Twitterati soon reacted with congratulatory tweets and words of praises for the Indian hockey team. The Indian President and Prime Minister along with other ministers and celebrities congratulated the Indian hockey team for their wonderful achievement.

Here are the tweets:

President of India Ram Nath Kovind:

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

Naveen Patnaik:

Yogi Adityanath:

Rahul Gandhi:

Anurag Thakur:

Shah Rukh Khan:

Sachin Tendulkar:

Suresh Raina:

Virender Sehwag:

Gautam Gambhir:

Shreyas Iyer:

Anil Kumble:

Ishant Sharma:

Harbhajan Singh:

Wasim Jaffer:

Pragyan Ojha:

Navdeep Saini:

Venkatesh Prasad:

Krunal Pandya:

Harmanpreet Kaur:

Vijender Singh:

Mahesh Bhupathi:

Abhinav Bindra:

The Chief Minister of the Indian state Odisha needs to be mentioned specially as he and his government pitched in to help Indian hockey when it was going through a crisis. In 2018, the official sponsor of Indian hockey Sahara pulled out and the Indian hockey teams were left with no sponsors which meant no competitive games for the Indian hockey teams. It was then that the Odisha government headed by Naveen Patnaik decided to sponsor both the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams for five years and stuck a Rs. 100 crore deal with Indian hockey.

naveen patnaik

Naveen Patnaik used to play hockey in his school days and he was the goal keeper of his team when he used to study in Doon School, Dehradun.

Congratulations to the Indian hockey men’s team, we are proud of you!

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