Celebrations have only yet started in India as on Thursday, the Indian Men’s Hockey team scripted history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by winning a bronze medal after 41 years. The Indian Men’s Hockey team made a massive comeback at the Olympics by defeating Germany by 5-4 and won the bronze medal for the nation. As soon as the Indian team won during the hockey match, their family members broke out in celebration. Videos of family members of players like Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh and Nilakanta Sharma dancing on the streets went viral on social media.
ANI shared a video of family members of Mandeep Singh celebrating India’s big win at the Tokyo Olympics. His father Ravindra Singh told ANI, “India has won medal after many years. I’m speechless over what India has achieved today.” On the other hand, a video of family members of Mandeep Singh from Amritsar surfaced on social media where they were all seen dancing to ‘Chak De India’ song from Shah Rukh Khan starrer. The family members along with close ones from the neighbourhood celebrated Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s win at the Tokyo Olympics. In Imphal too, family members of Nilakanta Sharma celebrated by taking to the streets and dancing their hearts out.
Seeing the heartwarming videos, netizens also were left in a celebratory mood. A user wrote, “Must say, winning medal at Olympic that too in Hockey event is most difficult thing to do. This event has immense pressure in Olympic.” Another wrote, “Simple people. Their struggles. Their achievements. The hope of Bharat.”
Celebs from Bollywood like Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Ishaan Khatter and many more also joined in to laud the Indian Men’s Hockey team for breaking the jinx at the Olympics and winning the bronze medal after 41 years. PM Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to wish the team on their big win at the Olympics.