After a gap of 49 years, India’s men’s hockey team beat Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics to qualify for the semi-finals.
As the nation celebrated team India’s win, there were two people who had front row seats to the excitement – commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey.
And they just could not control their emotions. In fact, a video of them teary-eyed but jubilantly giving the commentary was shared by Ankit Lal on Twitter.
Today when Indian #Hockey team defeated Great Britain by 3-1, the commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey were in tears.— Ankit Lal 🏹 (@AnkitLal) August 1, 2021
I was watching live and could perceive the emotions from their voice but this video is just raw emotions. 🏑 🙂#TearsOfJoy #Olympics #OlympicsInHindi pic.twitter.com/GK1nZVvlap
Soon, the video went viral on Twitter, with people praising their commentary and their passion for the game:
True fans of the game felt the same! Thank you for sharing the video— Jatin Kapadia 🇮🇳 (@jatinkapadia) August 1, 2021
@iSunilTaneja and @SportifiedSid nailed it..I am not someone who listen to hindi commentary in cricket..but in Olympic I am hooked with their commentary..their passion and love for sport has made today’s victory more sweet..— Sourav Roy (@roy183sourav) August 1, 2021
Fucking hell.. We are into the Semi finals.— Jaideep Verma (@JaideepVerma17) August 2, 2021
The last 24 hours have to be the biggest 24 hours in Indian Olympics for us.
Sports bloody hell…
A special shout-out to Hindi Commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey. #olympicsinhindi #OlympicGames
when India defeated Great Britain in Hockey QF, the commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey were in tears.— बसंत हिन्दू #TeamHHB (@Saxenabasant1) August 1, 2021
Brought tears in my eyes too.. heartfelt proud moment filled wid passion..I make one promise today, wen India 🇮🇳 wins a gold medal🥇I’ll celebrate it the same way I did in 2011 at #IndiaGate post India lifted Cricket WC..I’ll dance till my feet crumbles 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳जय हिन्द🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳— Malav Aggarwal (@MalavAggarwal) August 1, 2021
That is what every hockey fan felt today. Proud moment for all of us👏👏👏— Harjinder Singh (@harjinder1120) August 1, 2021
It’s truly a moment for the history books!