Narender Batra, President of Hockey India announced on Saturday that Team India’s silver medal winning performance in the 36th Hero Champions Trophy has earned the players and team officials a reward from the organization.
“Australia did well to win the title, but for me you too are winners today,” said Batra soon after the Champions Trophy jury had rejected India’s appeal against a shootout infringement.
India lost 1-3 in the shootout to world champions Australia after the title encounter remained goalless in regulation period.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the Indian men’s hockey team for winning silver medal in the Champions Trophy.
Congrats to our Hockey Team for a spirited performance in Champions Trophy finals. Their effort has been brilliant. We're proud of the team.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2016
“Congrats to our Hockey Team for a spirited performance in Champions Trophy finals. Their effort has been brilliant. We’re proud of the team,” Modi tweeted.
Hockey India’s chief announced that each player and the chief coach would receive a reward of Rs 2 lakh, while the remaining support staff shall be rewarded by Rs 1 lakh. Young defender Harmanpreet Singh, who was adjudged the Youth Player of the Tournament, will get an additional Rs 1 lakh as reward.