Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, August 3
As India’s dream of an Olympic Gold in Men’s hockey got over encouraging words flooded twitter to “never ever give up”. India lost 5-2 by the World Champions Belgium in the semi-finals on Tuesday.
And the valiant effort by the men in blue was much appreciated by the fans back home in India, among the first to cheer the team were the prime minister and sports minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said wins and losses are a part of life and India is proud of its players.
The Indian men's hockey team's dream of entering the Olympics final after 41-years remained unfulfilled as it lost 2-5 to world champions Belgium in the last-four stage but the side is still in the hunt for a bronze in the Tokyo Games.
"Wins and losses are a part of life. Our Men's Hockey Team at #Tokyo2020 gave their best and that is what counts," Modi tweeted.
Wins and losses are a part of life. Our Men’s Hockey Team at #Tokyo2020 gave their best and that is what counts. Wishing the Team the very best for the next match and their future endeavours. India is proud of our players.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2021
Wishing the Team the very best for the next match and their future endeavours, he said, adding that "India is proud of our players".
When the match was in progress, Modi tweeted, "I'm watching the India vs Belgium Hockey Men's Semi Final at #Tokyo2020. Proud of our team and their skills. Wishing them the very best!"
Well played boys!! 🙌— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) August 3, 2021
You gave your best in the field against Belgium.
Indian men’s #hockey team still remains in contention for the bronze medal.
Cheer for them, #Cheer4India! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/TbnykG826L
Our Indian hockey team played extremely well in a keenly fought semi-final. Despite the result, keep your head high and give it your best in the bronze medal playoff match. Best of luck for a podium finish! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/iWlHEer2cV— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 3, 2021
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