Great moment for Indians! The Indian team earned a silver medal in its best ever performance in the prestigious tournament after beating world champions Australia by 1-3 in a controversy-marred summit clash penalty shootout.
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to renowned sports personalities, the country was wholesome in its praise for the Indian hockey team’s gutsy effort to earned silver medal in the Champions Trophy in London.
The PM wrote on his official twitter handle, that, “Congrats to our Hockey Team for a spirited performance in Champions Trophy finals. Their effort has been brilliant. We’re proud of the team.”
“Great effort by @TheHockeyIndia ,went right down to the wire. Lost a great final in Penalty Shootout but won our hearts,” Cricketer Sehwag said.
Olympic silver-medallist shooter and union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said that, “Fighting performance by Hockey Team India in Champions Trophy. Deserves applause. Congrats for bringing glory to India.”
Kashyap said, “India Hard luck guys! Super show! @TheHockeyIndia @raghuhock @16Sreejesh #RoadToRio #HCT2016 #silvermedal.” Regular skipper Sardar Singh said that, “Great effort by our team in the finals of #HCT2016 and congrats for Silver medal. We will continue to work hard to make our country proud.”
Coach Roelant Oltmans was also satisfied with the result. “What a great day in London. Unfortunately we lost the Finals on shoot-outs but we won confidence on our way to Rio. Congratulations Aussies.”