The Indian women’s hockey team has done that which no one had even thought of before. When the Indian women’s hockey team left for Tokyo, it seemed that this team would only be able to reach the group stage, or at the most, go to the quarterfinals. But these players dashed all the speculations and traveled to the semi-finals. In the quarterfinals, the Indian team defeated the strong Australian team 1-0, raising the hope of a medal from the women’s team in the minds of all the fans. But in the bronze medal match, the Indian team could not overcome the challenge of Britain. However, everyone in the country is praising this performance of Team India. First Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Indian women’s hockey team, and encouraged them. Now the name of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also been included in this list. He also spoke to the team and praised their game.
While doing video conferencing, Naveen Patnaik told the players, ‘You played very well, you worked very hard, you may have lost the match, but have won our hearts. Congratulations to all of you because you have worked so hard.’ He further said, ‘You are coming here on 17th, then we will meet and I will congratulate you.’ In response, Rani Rampal, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, thanked her. Rani said, ‘Thank you very much on behalf of me and my team. You and the Odisha government have helped us a lot in this journey.
Spoke to the stars of Indian Women #Hockey Team and congratulated them for their exemplary performance in #Tokyo2020. They may have lost the match, but they have won over a billion hearts. May the team continue to inspire and set the path for a golden future. #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/7GshNwZWNm
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 6, 2021
Let us tell you that when Indian hockey was looking for a sponsor, then the Odisha government and Naveen Patnaik became the sponsors of both the men’s and women’s hockey team of India and helped both the team a lot. The Odisha government had become the sponsor of India’s hockey team in 2018. Odisha government has helped a lot in making Odisha a sports hub.