Tokyo Olympics: Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan sad after Indian hockey team’s defeat against Belgium in the semifinal – Indian cricketers Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir reacted after the Indian hockey team’s defeat against Belgium in the semifinal of Tokyo Olympics 2020. Manpreet Singh led the Indian hockey team lost the semifinal match against Belgium 5-2 on Tuesday. (India vs Belgium)
Indian cricketers backed the hockey team to win the bronze medal. India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who lead the Indian cricket team in the recently concluded Sri Lanka tour, posted a photo of the Indian Hockey team with the caption, “Tough luck boys. Let’s get the bronze medal now.
Tough luck boys. Let’s get the bronze medal now 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/SJZUiwSVHN
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 3, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 3, 2021
Indian middle-order batsman Shreya Iyer, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, took to Twitter to back the Indian team for a medal. He wrote.”Hold your heads high! Still a medal in sight #TeamIndia.”
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) August 3, 2021
Tokyo Olympics: The Indian boys started well and looked to keep up the good work, but lost the tempo slightly in the last quarter and that is where the boys from Belgium capitalised. In fact, the last goal was a case of the Belgium players taking advantage as India withdrew goalie Sreejesh and brought in a field player.
India will lock horns in the bronze medal match in Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Thursday with the loser of the game Australia and Germany.