The Olympics Bronze Winning Indian Hockey team got a huge surprise today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had encouraged all the Tokyo Olympics-bound athletes ahead of the mega event made a direct call to the men’s team captain, coach and applauded them for this historic achievement.
The captain of the team was overwhelmed on receiving the call and told the Prime Minister said , it was his pre-Olympics motivation conversation that kept their spirit high and made this moment possible.
Modi also congratulated the team coach and said it is indeed a proud moment not only for Indian Hockey but also for the entire nation which is celebrating today.
Watch the Video : PM Modi Personally Congratulates Bronze Medal Winning Indian Hockey Team
Earlier PM Modi spoke with the Indian women’s hockey team, who suffered a hard-fought and heartbreaking 2-1 loss at the hands of Argentina in the semi-finals and will now play for bronze. Modi had a telephonic conversation with them to express his pride on their performance.
PM Modi got on a call with women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal and coach Sjoerd Marijne. He told them that the women’s team is a skilled group of athletes who have worked very hard and that they must look ahead. He also said that wins and losses are a part of life and that they must not be disheartened.
Right after the match, Modi had taken to Twitter to point out the same and said that the performances put by the hockey teams will be a memory he will take from these Olympics.