Hockey World Cup: PM Modi, Odisha CM congratulate Indian team
Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik have congratulated the Indian team for a thumping victory over South Africa in their opening match of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the iconic Kalinga stadium here last evening .
In a tweet, Modi said, this is a fantastic start for the Indian Hockey team. He also extended his best wishes for the upcoming games.
A fantastic start for the Indian Hockey team!
Congratulations to our team for an impressive win against South Africa in their opening match at the World Cup in Odisha.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 29, 2018
Patnaik also took Twitter route to congratulate the winning Indian team saying it is a perfect start to their World Cup campaign. He also extended his best wishes to the home team for the remaining matches.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 28, 2018
on Wednesday evening, India started the campaign with a dominating 5-0 win against South Africa, while Belgium defeated Canada 2-1 in the tournament opener.