New Delhi: Even though the craze for cricket speaks loudly in India, but hockey is seen by the whole country with its prestige, defeat and victory in this game has a deep impact on us. Something similar happened when the Indian men’s hockey team showed its glory in the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
Historical victory of India:
In the quarter-final match of hockey, India defeated Great Britain 3-1. After 49 years, the Indian men’s hockey team has reached the semi-finals for the first time. Earlier in the Montreal Olympics (1972), the Indian team reached the semi-finals. Although the Indian team won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, during that time India secured the final ticket by finishing second in the pool of 6 teams.
These Singhs are Kings! 😉🥅
Three speedy conversions by Dilpreet, Gurjant and Hardik Singh took #IND to a 3-1 quarter-final win over #GBR 🔥#Tokyo2020 | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | @TheHockeyIndia pic.twitter.com/XzyagPEDjg
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— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 1, 2021
Tears welled up in the eyes of the commentators:
Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey were handling the Hindi commentary of this hockey match. As the referee blew the final whistle, both the commentators could not control their emotions. Tears were clearly visible in his eyes. Both the commentators of Sony Network were encouraging each other. In the end, he narrated the situation of the match crying.
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जैसे ही भारतीय हॉकी टीम ने ग्रेट ब्रिटेन को हराया, सोनी स्पोर्ट्स इंडिया के लिए कमेंट्री कर रहे सुनील तनेजा और सिद्धार्थ पांडेय स्टूडियो में रोने लगे। ये आंसू जीत की खुशी के हैं।#Olympics #HockeyIndia #tokyo #olympics2021 #olympicsinhindi pic.twitter.com/5daedJ8MGv
— Bhadohi Wallah (@Mithileshdhar) August 1, 2021
Semifinals on August 3:
The Indian men’s hockey team will play its semi-final match against Belgium on 3 August. India will have a chance to get the final ticket for the first time after the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) August 1, 2021