Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night congratulated junior hockey team for winning World Cup and said it augurs well for the future of Indian hockey.
“Extremely proud of our youngsters! Congratulations to our junior hockey team for winning the #JuniorHockeyWorldCup,” he tweeted.
He added that the “win augurs well for the future of Indian hockey & will make the sport even more popular among youngsters.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and Team India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan also took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian colts for winning the junior World Cup crown.
Boxer Vijender Singh, KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir and BCCI's official twitter account also wished happy greetings to Indian hockey team after they won the cup by defeating Belgium.
The #JuniorHockeyWorldCup win augurs well for the future of Indian hockey & will make the sport even more popular among youngsters.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 18, 2016
Congratulations to the Junior Hockey Team for winning! Fantastic win! #JuniorHockeyWorldCup— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 18, 2016
Well done junior Indian Hockey Team. Winning World Cup is everyone's dream. Here's to the celebrations 👏👏 🎉 #HJWC2016— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 18, 2016
Congratulations Team India #JuniorHockeyWorldCup champions. So proud of you all. Jai Hind— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 18, 2016
Congratulations Indian men's hockey team @TheHockeyIndia for winning Junior World Cup by defeating Belgium. 🏑🏑— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) December 18, 2016
Feel so proud of jr. India hockey team. I'd like 2 see players hog d limelight & not stolen away by any official or politician. Players 1st.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 18, 2016