August 05 : Bollywood is celebrating the historic win by the Indian men's hockey team, who won the bronze medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics after 41 years. The team beat Germany 5-4 for the medal. From Shah Rukh Khan to Akshay Kumar, Bollywood celebrities lauded the team for their historic victory. It is India's third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The first two were won in 1968 and 1972.
Shah Rukh Khan congratulated the Indian men's hockey team as they won an Olympic medal after 41 years. The Indian team won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. Taking to Twitter, King Khan wrote, "Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match."
Earlier, Shah Rukh had congratulated the Indian women's hockey team’s win against Australia at the Olympics. After the team reached the semi-finals, coach Sjoerd Marijne tweeted a picture with the Indian team and had written, "Sorry family, I coming again later." SRK retweeted the post and wrote, "Haan haan no problem. Just bring some Gold on your way back….for a billion family members. This time Dhanteras is also on 2nd Nov. From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan."
Akshay Kumar, who watched the men’s hockey match from start to finish, praised the team on their bronze medal win. The actor shared a photo of the team with the Indian National Flag on his Twitter handle and wrote, "Congratulations Team India on rewriting history! An Olympic medal after 41 years! What a match, what a comeback! #Tokyo2020."
Taapsee Pannu also extended her warm wishes, and wrote, “And it’s a bronze !!!!!!!
Tamannaah Bhatia shared a photo of the hockey team and wrote, "A win that will go down in history! What a phenomenal performance by our men’s hockey team. Bringing home the bronze after 41 years! Congratulations Team India #Olympics #Cheer4India #BackTheBlue."
Nimrat Kaur found the win incredible and wrote, "Huge congratulations to the men’s hockey team!!! Absolutely incredible #Olympics."
Kunal Kapoor wrote, "Historic! What an incredible match! Such incredible spirit and determination! So proud of y’all! Jai Hind!! #Tokyo2020 #IndianHockey."
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, "Congratulations to Indian Men's hockey team for Bronze medal in Olympics 2020. #TeamIndia #Nationalpride #Tokyo2020."