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Sports fraternity laud women's hockey team

02 Aug 2021, 15:37 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): From Sunil Chhetri to Virender Sehwag, everyone is excited to see the performance of the Indian women's hockey team in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

India defeated Australia 1-0 on Monday in the quarter-finals and as a result, the women's team reached the semi-finals in the Olympics for the very first time.

"If you thought Sunday was good then our women have just gone and made Monday exceptional with a performance for the ages! First semifinal appearance in an Olympic Games and that's how you do it - with a big, solid fight. Had us glued throughout. TeamIndia Tokyo2020," tweeted Chhetri.

Taking to Twitter, former India batsman VVS Laxman tweeted: "Our girls have created history. Beaten AUS in the quarter-final match of women's hockey by 1-0 to seal their spot in SEMI-FINAL for the first time ever! Best wishes for the semis. Tokyo2020."Former India batsman Virender Sehwag said that he has never felt this happy and he lauded the team for stunning a formidable side like Australia.

"Itni khushi shayad kisi jeet par mehsoos huyi hogi! Absolute Wow moment. First ever Olympics hockey semi-finals for our girls. Filled with pride. Chak De India Hockey."Taking to Twitter, former Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra wrote: "Incredible Morning. So proud of our women's hockey team. Nothing unites us the way sport does !!! twomoretogo."Wrestler Sakshi Malik and shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also congratulated the hockey team for such an amazing accomplishment.

"THESE GIRLS HAVE DONE IT! THEY HAVE DONE THE UNTHINKABLE! The IND women's hockey team are into the SEMI-FINALS after beating AUS 1-0," tweeted Malik.

Rathore tweeted: "Congratulations to the India Women's Hockey Team for entering the Olympic semi-finals. You've made India proud! Best wishes for the next match."In what comes as a historic day and possibly the greatest moment for women's hockey in India, Gurjit Kaur scored the lone goal in the match during the first half through a penalty corner in a very tightly contested match.

On Sunday, the men's hockey team also reached the semi-finals after Manpreet Singh's side defeated Great Britain 3-1. (ANI)

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