The celebration of India’s success against Pakistan in the world cup match may have overshadowed the victory of the Indian hockey team. Their win, however, has not gone unnoticed. Even as the world is in celebratory mode over Team India's win, Amitabh Bachchan took notice of the Hockey team's success and congratulated them for the feat. The Indian hockey team won a Gold in the FIH series. In the finals, they beat South Africa by 5-1. It is indeed a moment to rejoice and Amitabh Bachchan via a tweet shared his excitement on team India's win. Check out Big B's tweet below:
This win was also a personal victory for player Ramandeep Singh who has been battling depression for the past year. He suffered an injury in his right knee during an India vs Pakistan match at the FIH Championship trophy last year in June. The injury was expected to keep him out of action for the next two years. The player missed key tournaments before making a quick recovery and leaping back into the field. On his return, he suffered a stress fracture in his ankle. With his entire career threatened by back-to-back injuries, Ramandeep Singh descended into depression which affected his performance. Trying hard to get back up, he made a successful comeback in the FIH semi-finals by scoring two crucial goals against Japan. With the victory against South Africa, Ramandeep Singh has moved past his bad days. He added that in order to fight his depression he made reading a constant habit and spoke to close friends regularly.
The chief coach Graham Reid was very satisfied with the team’s performance and saw the tournament as their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. He added that the back-to-back matches the team had to play in this tournament is exactly the heat they will be facing in the Olympics, making it the perfect training. The Tokyo Olympics will begin in the last week of July 2020.Read More