Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Women Hockey team which ended its Spain tour on 2-2 yesterday.
Taking to his twitter handle, Patnaik termed the performance of World No. 10 team led by Captain Rani Rampal impressive display of spirit and quality on field to end the tour on a high. This apart, he also assured Odisha’s support for the national game.
Congratulations to Indian Hockey Women’s team on impressive display of spirit & quality on field to end Spain tour on a high. It's definitely a great feeling to see ‘brand Odisha’ proudly displayed on our players. Odisha is committed to support #Hockey to rise to greatest heights pic.twitter.com/SP1XZAv5sD
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) June 20, 2018
Rani Rampal and defender Gurjit Kaur struck a brace each as Indian women’s hockey team thrashed Spain 4-1 in the fifth and final match to level the series 2-2 at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium in Madrid.
Odisha’s Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz, Sunita Lakra, Anupa Barla and Namita Toppo were in the team.
Notably, Odisha is sponsoring the India men and women’s hockey teams for the next five years.