The India women’s hockey team on Monday created history by reaching the semifinals at the Olympics for the first time ever. India stunned Australia 1-0 thanks to Gurjit Kaur’s goal in the second quarter and reached the semifinals at Tokyo 2020. Celebrities and fans alike took to social media as congratulatory messages poured in for the Indian women’s team, led by Rani Rampal. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag led the reactions, praising the women’s team on Twitter. “Itni khushi shayad kisi jeet par mehsoos huyi hogi! Absolute Wow moment. First ever Olympics hockey semi-finals for our girls. Filled with pride. Chak De India #Hockey”, he wrote.
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 2, 2021
Meanwhile, former Sports MinisterKiren Rijiju expressed his happiness on social media and tweeted, “India’s dream is coming to reality! Our Women’s Hockey Team has defeated Australia! India’s Men’s and Women’s teams have reached semi-finals at #Tokyo2020 Olympics! I have no words to express my excitement and happiness!”
India’s dream is coming to reality! Our Women’s Hockey Team has defeated Australia! India’s Men’s and Women’s teams have reached semi-finals at #Tokyo2020 Olympics! I have no words to express my excitement and happiness! https://t.co/3swWYTvH6O pic.twitter.com/bM6the9vh6
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 2, 2021
Current Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted, “Splendid Performance!!! Women’s Hockey #TeamIndia is scripting history with every move at #Tokyo2020 ! We’re into the semi-finals of the Olympics for the 1st time beating Australia. 130 crore Indians to the Women’s Hockey Team – “we’re right behind you”!”
We’re into the semi-finals of the Olympics for the 1st time beating Australia.
130 crore Indians to the
Women’s Hockey Team –
“we’re right behind you”! pic.twitter.com/vusiXVCGde
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 2, 2021
Here are some other reactions:
Well done @TheHockeyIndia !! Was a tough #Hockey match, but your defence held out until the end. @savitahockey, the ‘Great Wall of India’ – could not be beaten! Best of luck in the semi & grand finals.
#TeamIndia #TokyoTogether #IndiaKaGame https://t.co/ZftxM0mUtY pic.twitter.com/eqai47XR0g
— Barry O’Farrell AO (@AusHCIndia) August 2, 2021
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 2, 2021
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask Pdu Whistle Pdu! (@ChennaiIPL) August 2, 2021
Congratulate Indian Women’s #Hockey Team on registering a thumping victory in the quarter-final against Australia at #Tokyo2020. May the team continue its winning streak & bring glory to the country. Wish the team all the best.#Cheer4India @thehockeyindia
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 2, 2021
This was our intro before the Games.#TeamIndia have made it!
Know more about our heroes herehttps://t.co/SzL9PoD0jb
— ZENIA D’CUNHA (@ZENIADCUNHA) August 2, 2021
Yes. Yes. What a fabulous last couple of hours. Now for a hockey medal. That will be so good
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 1, 2021
Congratulations to the Women’s Hockey Team for entering the #Olympic semi-finals.
— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 2, 2021
Chak de india history created women’s hockey team 1st time reach semi final
Man’s team after 45 years qualify for semifinal wt a victory Indiana Man’s & women’s team Chak de india pic.twitter.com/IBjj0rU07Z
— Prakash Yadav (@Prakash62335522) August 2, 2021
Tears in My Eyes !!!
Video Credits : Sonyliv & SM pic.twitter.com/9alSNNsCw6
— Megh Updates (@MeghUpdates) August 2, 2021
The Indian men’s hockey team have also reached the Olympic semifinals for the first time in four decades after beating Great Britain in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
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