The Indian junior hockey team exuded confidence after defeating the Australian squad 4-2. Exhibiting their best at the finals against Belgium, the Indian hockey team won by 2-1 at Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow.
The Indian juniors made the country proud by lifting the coveted trophy on home soil and also become the first host nation to lift the trophy.
Twitter as usual was buzzing with congratulatory pick up lines and tweets to spread the word of historical victory by Indian hockey team:
"Our junior hockey team displayed superb attacking play, attractive trapping, wrist work and scored two field goals," she said in her message.
"There was splendid coordination among the players and impregnable defence. As a result, India defeated Belgium by 2-1 to claim the World Cup,"
The Chief Minister in his message said that it was amatter of great honour and pride for all Punjabis that five players in Indian squad including Captain Harjeet Singh hailed from the state.
Congratulations Team India #JuniorHockeyWorldCup champions. So proud of you all. Jai Hind— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 18, 2016
Team remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.First 15 mins of today's game summarised the match- Ashok Kumar (Frmr Hockey Team Captain) pic.twitter.com/UhjZV4k1Y4— ANI (@ANI_news) December 18, 2016
Congratulations Indian men's hockey team @TheHockeyIndia for winning Junior World Cup by defeating Belgium. 🏑🏑— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) December 18, 2016
Congrats India!! Fine 2-1 victory over Belgium to win #JuniorHockeyWorldCup. Last won it in 2001. Well done!— Minhaz Merchant (@MinhazMerchant) December 18, 2016
Feel so proud of jr. India hockey team. I'd like 2 see players hog d limelight & not stolen away by any official or politician. Players 1st.— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 18, 2016