PM Hails Indian Hockey Team For Winning Asia Cup


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night congratulated the Indian hockey team for winning the Asia Cup by defeating Malaysia in Dhaka.

“Great game, great win! Congrats to our hockey team for winning the #AsiaCup2017. India rejoices at this stupendous victory. @TheHockeyIndia,” he tweeted.

India beat Malaysia 2-1 today in a nail-biting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title, ending their 10-year wait for continental triumph.

India, which won the Asia Cup last time in 2007 in Chennai, scored from field efforts through Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) to dash Malaysian hopes. Malaysia were in summit clash for the first time since tournament’s inception.