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Indian hockey players given warm reception

Four members of the Indian hockey squad, which won silver medal at the Busan Asian Games, returned here to a hero's reception at local railway station.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2002 18:16 IST

Four members of the Indian hockey squad, which won silver medal at the Busan Asian Games, returned here today to a hero's reception at local railway station.

As soon as Daljeet Singh Dhillon, Jugraj Singh, Tejvir Singh and Kanwalpreet Singh, all Punjab Police players, got down from the Shatabdi Express, they were embraced by the waiting group of fans and family.

Senior officers of the Punjab Police including former India captain Pargat Singh were also present to greet the young stars who had reached Delhi from Busan last night.

A cheerful-looking Daljeet Dhillon said his team was quite confident of winning the gold, especially after defeating Pakistan in a high-voltage semi-final, but it was slightly unlucky in the final against South Korea.

First Published: Oct 15, 2002 18:16 IST