After 49-years, the Indian men’s hockey team will be playing in the semi-finals of the Olympics! This happened after the Indian team defeated Great Britain by 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics, reports TOI.
Witnessing the historical moment, commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey broke down in happy tears. A video captures the two commentators sharing an emotional moment, while the men’s hockey team celebrates on the television screen in front of them. Have a look:
Today when Indian #Hockey team defeated Great Britain by 3-1, the commentators Sunil Taneja and Siddharth Pandey were in tears.
— Ankit Lal 🏹 (@AnkitLal) August 1, 2021
Not just the two commentators, but Indians online too were left emotional by the men’s hockey team’s victory. Many expressed how much the win meant to them. Have a look:
Brought tears in my eyes too.. heartfelt proud moment filled wid passion..I make one promise today, wen India 🇮🇳 wins a gold medal🥇I’ll celebrate it the same way I did in 2011 at #IndiaGate post India lifted Cricket WC..I’ll dance till my feet crumbles 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳जय हिन्द🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Malav Aggarwal (@MalavAggarwal) August 1, 2021
This is what sports is all about , Probably only thing on that planet which brings out so much emotion in a person even when not being party to the action. Was moved to tears myself hearing the quiver in the commentators voice while it was live. This video is just gold.
— Banker Babu (@bankerbabu111) August 1, 2021
— Ved (@askved) August 1, 2021
Don’t know why but while watching this video it’s gave me goosebumps just like whenever I heard “Jan Gan Man Adhinaayak” Song ✌🏻✌🏻
— S P Singh 🇮🇳 (@IamErSPSingh) August 1, 2021
True fans of the game felt the same! Thank you for sharing the video
— Jatin Kapadia 🇮🇳 (@jatinkapadia) August 1, 2021
Anybody who loves hockey and wants the team to achieve this success, will surely have tears in their eyes,when even with 10 men,we could score a goal. And furthermore enter the semis after 41 years. With our encouragement, they will make it to the finals.
— Oscar Gomes (@oscar_gomes_1) August 2, 2021
Commentators crying after Indian Men's hockey team entered semis shows how much this means to us! https://t.co/T3fqQAWEfQ
— Mayuresh patil (@Mayuresh497) August 2, 2021
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— Praveen Pandey (@primeordialprp) August 2, 2021
The Indian women’s hockey team too has, for the first time ever, qualified for the semi-finals.
Kudos to both teams. This is a great moment for the country!