‘India is proud of its players’, encouraging words to cheer hockey team after heartbreak

‘India is proud of its players’, encouraging words to cheer hockey team after heartbreak

The valiant effort by the men in blue was much appreciated by the fans back home in India, Reuters

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.

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!"      

 

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