Felicitation for Indian hockey team on Tuesday
New Delhi: Hockey India will felicitate the Indian team on Tuesday for winning the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in China on Sunday.
India won the title after scoring a thrilling 4-2 win over arch-rivals Pakistan through penalty shootout.
Custodian P R Sreejesh turned out to be hero for India as he made two crucial saves during the shootout. He had also blocked five penalty corners in the regulation time.
"It`s big moment for Indian hockey. We are very happy and we will say `Thank you` to our players in a dinner-cum-felicitation on September 13," Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra said.
The team will return from China tomorrow.
Hockey India is waiting for a confirmation from Sports Minister Ajay Maken, who has been invited on the occasion.
The women hockey team, which finished fourth, will also be present.