Hockey may be called the national sport of India in the books, but in a country with a population of more than 125 crores, cricket flows in the blood of the people. Some people also call this one of the reasons for the poor performance of the Indian hockey team in big tournaments.
Like the lack of basic facilities. The indifferent attitude and politics of the sports federation were also ahead in pushing hockey back. Now a new hope has arisen in the Tokyo Olympics as Team India reached the top-4 for the first time after four decades. Even the commentators, who narrated the eyes of this historical moment, could not control their emotions.
Sony broadcasters started crying
Sony Network is broadcasting the Olympic Games in the country. It has live commentary in English as well as Hindi language. In the quarter-final match against Great Britain, it was handled by Sunil Taneja, the same Sunil who is called the voice of Indian sports. Siddharth Pandey was playing with him. As the final city rang. Both the commentators could not control their emotions. Tears were flowing from his eyes. Both of them kept consoling each other. He kept on narrating the condition of the match while crying.
this victory is historic
India’s men’s hockey team, adorned with young players, made its entry into the top-4 for the first time in four decades after defeating Britain 3-1 in the quarter-final match played on Sunday. Dilpreet Singh scored in the seventh minute, Gurjant Singh in the 16th and Hardik Singh scored in the 57th minute for the Indian team that reached this position after a gap of 41 years. Samuel Ward scored the only goal for Britain in the 45th minute. In the semi-finals, India will face world champions Belgium, who beat Spain 3-1 in the third quarter-final match.
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Will the final be played for the first time since 1980?
India would be looking to reach the final after beating Belgium for the first time since 1980, when it defeated Spain to win its eighth gold medal. After the loss at the hands of Belgium, India will have to fight for the bronze medal again. If India manages to win, they will face the winner of the second semi-final between Australia or Germany. While Germany beat Olympic champions Argentina 3-1 in the opening match of the day, Australia beat the Netherlands 3-0 after a penalty shootout.