Indian men’s team defeated Germany 5-4 within the bronze medal match to finish the nation’s 41-year wait of an Olympic medal in hockey on Thursday. Simranjeet Singh was the star of the present, scoring a brace whereas Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh additionally received their names on the scoresheet. After their thrilling win over Germany, social media was abuzz with congratulatory messages for the Indian males’s hockey workforce. Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir led the needs, calling the win “bigger than any World Cup”.
“Forget 1983, 2007 or 2011, this medal in Hockey is bigger than any World Cup! #IndianHockeyMyPride,” Gambhir tweeted.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 5, 2021
Gambhir’s former India teammate Virender Sehwag additionally took to Twitter to congratulate the workforce on a shocking comeback. He referred to as the bronze medal win, a landmark day for Indian hockey.
“Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah 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,” Sehwag tweeted.
Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah
A landmark day for @TheHockeyIndia
After being down 3-1, INDIA fights again to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a primary Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/0T3ssVPnRG
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2021
Here are the opposite reactions:
Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and talent at its peak. What an thrilling match.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2021
Congratulations to every & each member of the hockey contingent on successful the #Bronze for India!
A implausible onerous fought win…The penalty nook save by Sreejesh within the dying moments of the sport was superb.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 5, 2021
Heartiest Congratulations to the Indian Men’s hockey workforce! We are tremendous happy with your efforts & this victory will perpetually be cherised! #Hockey #Olympics #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/OxLqRfney0
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 5, 2021
In the match, India conceded an early aim as Timur Oruz scored within the second minute of the bronze medal clash.
Simranjeet Singh pulled one again for India to make it 1-1. India scored two extra objectives within the second quarter and on the midway stage the match was evenly poised at 3-3.
In the fourth quarter, Rupinder Pal Singh gave India the lead after getting a penalty stroke.
Simranjeet then scored once more to provide India a two-goal lead going into the ultimate 15 minutes of the competition.
Germany began the fourth quarter with an early aim however the Indian defence managed to maintain their nerves as they noticed off a flurry of assaults from the Germans in the previous couple of minutes to make sure a podium end.
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