While most of the country was seen lamenting over the Indian cricket team's major loss to Australia at Sydney, a certain section is rejoicing the remarkable feat put up by the Indian Hockey Team.
Indian hockey returned to its base, the Olympics, on a super Sunday in an emotionally charged up atmosphere at the most appropriate venue for a historic moment – the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. The eight-time former Olympic champions beat France 8-1 to replace the tears of 2008 with joyful smiles of 2012.
Penalty-corner specialist Sandeep Singh scored five of the eight goals.
What was inspiriting to see was that they won the match by an attacking brand of hockey that had traditionally been India's strength, but was not used anymore because of the various foreign coaches that coached the team.
This win is sure to bring back the interest in the game, which was once the crown of India's sporting glory.