Junior Hockey World Cup: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian colts on winning prestigious title

The win has brought the focus back on India's national sport, where at the senior level, we have eight Olympic titles and one World Cup. 

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Dec 19, 2016, 12:15 PM IST
Junior Hockey World Cup: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian colts on winning prestigious title

New Delhi: Wishes poured in from all corners as Indian junior hockey team clinched the Hockey World Cup after a gap of 15 years. Harjeet Singh-led squad, who were in brilliant form right throughout the series, defeated Belgium 2-1 to clinch the title.

The Indian Under-21 team dominated the European side right from the start. Gurjant Singh provided the lead as early as the eighth minute with a killer reverse flick, beating the Belgian goal-keeper to the far post.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian team on their triumph.

Soon after India reclaimed the title, Modi tweeted, "Extremely proud of our youngsters! Congratulations to our junior hockey team for winning the #JuniorHockeyWorldCup."

The Prime Minister said that the win will make the sport more popular in the country.

The win has brought the focus back on India's national sport, where at the senior level, we have eight Olympic titles and one World Cup.