Indian cricketers lauded nation’s women hockey team after they beat Australia 1-0 in the Olympics quarter final. This meant that India will play their first-ever semi final in women’s hockey at the pinnacle of sports. A number of cricketers were quick to took to Twitter and lauded the girls.

Gurjit Kaur scored from the penalty corner in the 22nd minute that turned out to be the only goal and the difference between the two sides at the Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch in Tokyo.

A brave and determined Indian women’s hockey team etched its name in the history books by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time, stunning three-time champions and world no.2 Australia 1-0 in an intense last-eight tie here on Monday.

A day after the Indian men’s team entered the Olympic semifinals following a 49-year gap, the world no. 9 women’s side also produced a phenomenally gritty performance to make it way into the last four.

(With agencies)

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