After more than four decades of disappointment, the Indian hockey team scripted history as they defeated Germany 5-4 in the Bronze medal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
Celebrities from Bollywood and other film industries took to social media to cheer for and shower love on the team. Shah Rukh Khan tweeted, "Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match".
Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2021
Akshay Kumar posted a photo of the team and wrote, "Congratulations Team India on rewriting history! An Olympic medal after 41 years! What a match, what a comeback! #Tokyo2020".
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 5, 2021
Sudheer Babu tweeted, "4 decades of wait ... This is not just a moment but a monument in Indian hockey history Congratulations #HockeyIndia #Olympics".
— Sudheer Babu (@isudheerbabu) August 5, 2021
Here are some more reactions:
From 1-3 to finish at 5-4! What a fight! The Men in Blue have made us proud bringing a medal after 41 years. Congratulations #TeamIndia ❤️#Tokyo2020 #Olympics #Cheer4India #Hockey pic.twitter.com/YdMg4w2HSG
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 5, 2021
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