Film stars hail Indian men’s hockey team for winning Olympic medal

Mumbai: Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu on Thursday celebrated the Indian men's hockey team's bronze medal win at the Tokyo Olympics, saying that they have made the country proud.

The Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed the Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match at the ongoing Games at Tokyo.

Congratulating the Indian men's hockey Team, Khan hailed their resilience and skill.

Kumar applauded the team for making one of the most memorable comebacks in the history of the game as they turned the match in their favour after being 1-3 down initially.

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 5, 2021

Sharing a news report about the team's win at the Olympics, Pannu simply wrote:

Actor Anil Kapoor also lauded the team's "historic" win, saying that he wished his late producer father Surinder Kapoor was alive to see the moment.

— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 5, 2021

Actor Tamannaah Bhatia said this moment will go down in history.

South actor Nivin Pauly said the men in blue have made everyone proud.

— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 5, 2021

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said:

Actor Amyra Dastur tweeted:

Eight-time former gold-winners India, who battled a heartbreaking slump in the last four decades, made the resurgence of the last couple of years count in the best way possible with an Olympic medal.

It is India's third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.


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