Junior Hockey WC 2016: The junior Indian hockey team won the World Cup today after putting up a magnificent performance that floored a very strong Belgium in the final that was played in Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow. The packed crowd erupted into celebrations as soon as the referee blew for full time, leaving the Belgians to rue the fact that they allowed India to peg them back in the first 20 minutes of a standout match. The Belgians had come back with a single goal late in the match, but it was clear that the Indian squad was the better team on the pitch. However, that late goal ensured that the Indian supporters had their hearts in their mouths every time the Belgians got the ball and came near the Indian ‘D’ during the fag end of the tie. After the match was over, it was not just the crowd that was celebrating, the Indian boys could not hide their jubilation either and they screamed and shouted their victory out as they ran towards their supporters. The Belgians stood around exhausted with their heads down. However, they knew that the better team had emerged Champions of the World. Twitter exploded in reaction to this magnificent Indian win as soon as the match was over. Here are the reactions:
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) December 18, 2016
Brilliant! They’ve clawed back our pride We must intensify focus on juniors in all sports. Make India the Emerging Power in Sport..
— PIYUSH ROUT (@piyushrout) December 18, 2016
— Labib Hussain (@labibhussain1) December 18, 2016
Amazing performance by our young guns. Many congratulations to Indian Junior Men Hockey Team on winning the World Cup tittle. Jai Hind. pic.twitter.com/KiKf4bb1I4
Yyyyyeeeeaaahhhhhhhhh!!! Our boys did it…congratulations junior India boys on winning d World Cup.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 18, 2016
Congratulations Team India????????on winning the Junior #Hockey World Cup! Belgian chocolates are good but nothing beats Indian laddoos????#INDvBEL