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Hockey Junior World Cup 2016: Twitter erupts with joy as India win title after 15 years

Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh contributed with two well-worked goals to deliver India a comfortable 2-1 victory over Belgium in the Hockey Junior World Cup final on Sunday. The young Indian team thus ended a 15-year wait to win the Junior Hockey World Cup, and the Dhyan Chand stadium in Lucknow erupted with joy.

India also became the first ever host nation to lift the trophy. A performance this impressive understandably received plaudits from all around, and several came forth on Twitter to congratulate the team on their incredible feat. Here is a collection of tweets on India's historic win.

Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik produced some fantastic work in celebration of the much awaited victory.

 

Sports minster Vijay Goel also had kind words for the team, although he may need to work on his analogies.

 

Other ministers were no slouches either, and the praise came pouring in.

 

 

Senior hockey players also lauded the efforts of the young stars.

 

 

 

 

Boxing champion Vijender Singh also showed his support.

 

Indian cricketers, both past and present, congratulated the "brilliant" side.

 

 

 

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Updated Date: Dec 18, 2016 21:10:16 IST

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