New Delhi, Aug 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday spoke to Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, head coach Graham Reid and assistant coach Piyush Dubey after India defeated Germany 5-4 in a high-intensity goal fest to win the bronze medal.
Modi congratulated the team for emerging victorious and bringing home the Bronze, they said.
Hailing the Indian men’s hockey team’s bronze medal win in the Tokyo Olympics as historic, Prime Minister Narendra said that this day will be etched in the memory of every Indian.
With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially the youth, Modi said, adding that India is proud of its hockey team.
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The PM told Manpreet Singh that “you have scripted history”.
During the conversation, Modi also remarked that today Singh’s voice was loud and clear as compared with the other day when India had lost to Belgium in the semi-finals.
PM @narendramodi speaks to the India #Hockey team Captain @manpreetpawar07, coach #GrahamReid and assistant coach #PiyushDubey after the team won #Bronze medal in men’s hockey match against #Germany pic.twitter.com/qUXdWvNT5C
— Oneindia News (@Oneindia) August 5, 2021
The Indian team captain thanked the PM for his constant encouragement to the team, according to the sources.
In a tweet, Modi said, “Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our Men”s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team.”
The Indian men’s hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games here on Thursday.
Story first published: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 13:39 [IST]