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.

PTI

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