If you have waited for anything in your life with your heart, you know how long a single second can be. Here, we are talking about 41 years. 41 years of longing to step on the podium which seemed like home at some point.
Our men's hockey team won the fight for a bronze medal today, and with that, the celebrations have begun in all corners of the country. Here are some reactions to the victory on Twitter.
Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2021
A landmark day for @TheHockeyIndia
After being down 3-1, INDIA fights back to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a first Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/0T3ssVPnRG
Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2021
An #OLYMPIC medal in #HOCKEY after 41 years. So happy to have called this match from the commentary box with Raman Bhanot. Smiles now. Il probably cry later. Means so much to Indian hockey. I’m so proud to be an Indian hockey player and so proud of this team ❤️🇮🇳🏑 pic.twitter.com/gXEWIKNzsz— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) August 5, 2021
Indian hockey is back. Incredible scenes in Tokyo. India win 5-4!— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) August 5, 2021
A medal in hockey is a special feeling, especially for our generation. Outstanding from this team. I hope it leads to a hockey revolution and a lot more funding. Till then let us celebrate.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 5, 2021
Oh my god. I can't believe this. Indian Men's Hockey team are back on the Olympic podium. It has been 41 years. It has been decades of heartbreak. Never thought this was possible 5 years ago. Reads a Bronze this is Gold for me— Digvijay Singh Deo (@DiggySinghDeo) August 5, 2021
After 41 years, our Indian men’s hockey team script history by bringing home a medal. I congratulate our guys who have reignited our national sport with this victory. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/bxiI9PY8TL— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 5, 2021
Well done to the men's hockey team on clinching the 🥉 in Tokyo. A fantastic performance, you have made the whole nation proud. 🇮🇳🏑 pic.twitter.com/EDLDw2FPhv— Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) August 5, 2021
Now we root for our women's team which will also be playing for a bronze medal soon. Indian Hockey's good days are back.