PM Modi praises cricket, junior hockey teams for recent feats

| Updated: Dec 25, 2016 18:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian cricket and the junior hockey teams for their recent feats. India thrashed England 4-0 in the recently concluded five-match Test series. Congratulating the Virat Kohli-led side in the 27th edition of his `Mann Ki Baat` programme, Prime Minister Modi said, "The performance of Indian cricket team has been phenomenal this year. I congratulate the team for beating England 4-0." He also said that all sportspersons have made the nation proud with their achievements. "After 15 years, our Junior Hockey has won the world cup. I congratulate all the young players," the Prime Minister said. India defeated Belgium 3-1 in the title clash of the Junior Hockey World Cup held in Lucknow on December 18. India won their first junior title way back in 2001 when they beat Argentina 6-1 at Hobart, Australia. It was their back-to-back final after losing the 1997 final to Australia by 2-3 at Milton Keyes, England. After Germany, India has become the second nation to win the title more than once. (ANI)