Tokyo Olympics: Sjoerd Marijne with the Indian women’s hockey team after their win vs Australia.© Twitter




The Indian women’s hockey team stunned Australia 1-0 in the Tokyo Games quarterfinals on Monday to reach the semifinals of the Olympics for the first time. Coach Sjoert Marijne played a huge role in the team’s performances at the Games this year. He took to Twitter to share a picture from the team bus after their historic win, with the message “Sorry family, I coming again later”. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who played the role of of Kabir Khan — the Indian women’s hockey team’s coach in the hit movie ‘Chak De! India’ — responded with a message for Sjoerd Marijne.

“Haan haan no problem. Just bring some Gold on your way back….for a billion family members,” Shah Rukh wrote in his tweet.

“From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan,” he signed off.

Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal in the second quarter as India beat World No.2 Australia 1-0.

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