New Delhi [India], August 5 (ANI): The sports fraternity rejoiced on Thursday as the Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team clinched the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian boys defeated Germany 5-4 to clinch the first medal in 41 years in hockey at the Games.
Taking to Twitter, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar wrote: "Congratulations to eachevery member of the hockey contingent on winning the Bronze for India! A fantastic hard fought win...The penalty corner save by Sreejesh in the dying moments of the game was amazing. Entire India is immensely proud! Hockey Tokyo2020 Olympics."The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted: "The Sky is Blue indeed..Heartiest congratulations TeamIndia for winning a Bronze Medal..The entire nation is proud of you. Cheer4India."2008 Olympics Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra wrote: "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."Taking to Twitter, Virender Sehwag wrote: "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."Track legend PT Usha wrote: "Congratulations to my sons for their exceptional performance to win the bronze medal. The entire country is proud of the show they have put on during the Olympics. May this be the start of another golden era for Indian hockey! @TheHockeyIndia Tokyo2020."Former shooting champ Col Rajyavardhan Rathore wrote: "Heartiest congratulations TeamIndia The Men's Hockey Team has ended the 41-year wait for a medal at the Olympics Cheer4India."Former India batsman Suresh Raina wrote: "Heartiest Congratulations to the Indian Men's hockey team! We are super proud of your effortsthis victory will forever be cherised! Hockey Olympics Tokyo2020." (ANI)