PM, film stars, sporting fraternity hail men's hockey team's Olympic success
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in hailing and celebrating Indian men's hockey team's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Olympic Games, saying the day will be etched in the memory of every Indian.
Various national and state leaders, film stars and sports stars also congratulated the team through their social media handles.
In a pulsating bronze play-off, India edged past Germany 5-4 to earn a podium finish at the Games after 41 years.
Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team. 🏑
India's only individual gold medallist at the Olympics and ace shooter Abhinav Bindra also cherished the "proud moment".
An emotional moment for the entire nation, a moment of pride. The long wait has ended! Congratulations to the Indian Men's Hockey team for their splendid achievement. @TheHockeyIndia— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 5, 2021
Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also hailed the hockey team and praised the efforts of goal-keeper PR Sreejesh for saving a penalty corner in the dying moments of the game.
Congratulations to each & every member of the hockey contingent on winning the #Bronze for India!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 5, 2021
A fantastic hard fought win…The penalty corner save by Sreejesh in the dying moments of the game was amazing.👏🏻
Entire 🇮🇳 is immensely proud!#Hockey #Tokyo2020 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/7Rtko9kS63
Congratulations to Indian Men’s Hockey Team! This is a big moment- the whole country is proud of your achievement.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 5, 2021
Well-deserved victory! #Olympics
Heartiest Congratulations to the Indian Hockey team for winning the Bronze medal in a keenly fought contest against Germany! The team displayed excellent professionalism and the entire nation is proud of their achievement. @TheHockeyIndia #Hockey #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/Xoshs6G13T— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 5, 2021
Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2021
Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2021
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
After 41 years, our Indian men’s hockey team script history by bringing home a medal. I congratulate our guys who have reignited our national sport with this victory. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/bxiI9PY8TL— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 5, 2021
Congratulations Indian Men's hockey team for bagging bronze medal 🥉 at the #Olympics beating Germany ! You have made the entire nation proud ! 👏🏻 Special mention to #Sreejesh for the amazing save In the crucial moment of the game 😊#Tokyo2020 #Hockey #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/9qqPmb7rf1— Mammootty (@mammukka) August 5, 2021
Congratulations to Indian men's hockey team for their historic victory. @16Sreejesh has displayed inimitable leadership and the entire team has fought with remarkable fighting spirit. By winning the bronze medal, you have made every Indian proud. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/pKtCvp3lZk— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) August 5, 2021
Lion Hearts !!!! can’t say enough about the attitude , first coming back and then holding on . Congrats @TheHockeyIndia on making history. Truly emotional moment for the country. #allthatglittersisnotgold #Olympics— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) August 5, 2021
Brilliant in Blue 👏— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 5, 2021
Congratulations Indian Men’s #Hockey Team on the spectacular victory to give us an Olympic medal after 41 long years. This historic win at #Tokyo2020 will inspire generation of sportspersons. All the very best for future. #Cheer4India @thehockeyindia
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 5, 2021