Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi lauds 'resounding success' of Hockey World Cup

ANI | Updated: Dec 17, 2018 15:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the hard work to make the 2018 men's Hockey World Cup a "resounding success."
"Kudos to all those who worked hard to ensure the 2018 Hockey World Cup is a resounding success. Congratulations to the people and Government of Odisha for their warmth and hospitality," tweeted Prime Minister Modi.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the people and government of Odisha for hosting the prestigious event with warmth and hospitality. Terming the tournament a treat for sports lovers, Prime Minister Modi observed that it has enhanced the popularity of the game across the country.
"The Hockey World Cup in Odisha has been a treat for sports lovers. It was characterised by iconic matches, exceptional individual performances and wonderful team efforts. The tournament has also enhanced the popularity of hockey among the people of India, especially the youth," he tweeted.

The prime Minter also congratulated Belgium and the Netherlands for putting up an excellent show in the final match and wished them luck for their future endeavours.
"Congratulations to the @BELRedLions for winning the #HWC2018. I also congratulate @oranjehockey for their spirited fight. The Final yesterday was a memorable match, with both sides playing excellent hockey. Best wishes to both the teams for their endeavours ahead. @FIH_Hockey," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Belgium had piped the Netherlands 3-2 via a penalty shootout to lift their maiden title of the Men's Hockey World Cup. India's campaign at the prestigious event ended when they lost to the Netherlands 1-2 in their quarter-final clash. (ANI)