On Thursday (August 5), The Indian men’s team defeated Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and ended their 41-year wait for an Olympic medal in hockey.
The last time India won a medal in hockey was during the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, where they won the gold.
India could add another medal in hockey, while the women’s team will play a bronze medal match against Great Britain on Friday.
The former and current cricketers were delighted with the men’s record victory at the Olympics. The surname Sachin Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Kuldeep Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina and many more praised the team.
Here’s how the Indian cricket fraternity reacted:
Chak De Fattey! Burraaah
A Landmark Day for @TheHockeyIndia
After losing 3-1, India fight back to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a first Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/0T3ssVPnRG
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 5 August 2021
Congratulations to every member of the hockey contingent on winning the #Bronze for India!
A fantastic win … Sreejesh’s penalty kick in the dying moments of the match was incredible
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 5 August 2021
– Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 5 August 2021
The 16 who wrote history:
Manpreet, Sreejesh, Harmanpreet, Rupinder, Surender, Amit, Birendra, Hardik, Vivek, Nilakanta, Sumit, Shamsher, Dilpreet, Gurjant, Lalit, Mandeep.
Remember them, cherish them,
tell your kids about it. Let them inspire a generation🇮🇳 #indvsger pic.twitter.com/7ykehC46gC
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 5 August 2021
– Anil Kumble (@ anilkumble1074) 5 August 2021
– Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) 5 August 2021
– Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) 5 August 2021
– Harleen Kaur Deol (@imharleenDeol) 5 August 2021
Fantastic achievement and one for the history books! What an amazing team! Congratulations boys 🇮🇳👏 pic.twitter.com/CArtZVH4LF
– Shreyas Iyer (@ ShreyasIyer15) 5 August 2021
– Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) 5 August 2021
– Khaleel Ahmed (@ imK_Ahmed13) 5 August 2021
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 5 August 2021
Beautiful performance by our men’s hockey team to win the bronze medal in Tokyo 🥉 You guys were fantastic. Congratulations 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/zibzoNSaGX
– Kuldeep yadav (@ imkuldeep18) 5 August 2021
What a moment for Indian sports!
India’s first Olympic hockey medal since 1980.
Congratulations to the Indian men’s hockey team on winning the bronze 🥉.
Historic and a very proud moment for all of us!#Tokio 2020 pic.twitter.com/xVahw0JcQm
– DK (inDineshKarthik) 5 August 2021
Four decades .. this is the wait that India had to wait to win an Olympic medal #Hockey . Just realize the sweetness of this victory.
Our boy did it. It should be a watershed for the next Genl. @TheHockeyIndia #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/2EbnZbbfUz
– Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) 5 August 2021
What a wonderful morning !! Fantastic victory !!
This is a wonderful moment to break the series after 41 years! We are proud of you, congratulations boys !! 👏👏👏
– Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) 5 August 2021
Congratulations to the men’s hockey team that achieved the 🥉 in Tokyo. A fantastic show, you made the whole country proud. 🇮🇳🏑 pic.twitter.com/EDLDw2FPhv
– Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) 5 August 2021
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