Monday, December 19, 2016

India celebrate Junior Hockey World Cup triumph

India celebrate Junior Hockey
World Cup triumph
New Delhi: India on Sunday, 18th December 2016, celebrated their second Junior Hocey World Cup triumph even as the winning captain Harjeet Singh promises a bright future.

Indian colts defeated Belgium 2-1 in the Lucknow final. India, as expected, dominated the game and by the half-time hooter, the score-line read 2-0 in hosts' favour.
The visitors scored a consolation goal in the dying minutes before the young Indian team, in unison with the packed crowd, start their celebration at the Major Dyan Chand Astroturf stadium.

India thus became the only other nation than Germany to have won the title more than once. India last won the title way back in 2001, 15 years ago.
Soon after the match, many took to social media platforms to congratulate the team. Union Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP president Amit Shah, former cricketer VVS Laxman, Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Boxer Virender Singh and former hockey player Viren Rasquinha were some of the first ones to congratulate the team.

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