Tokyo Olympics 2020: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh each for the state's nine women's hockey players.
After the match of the Indian women's hockey team on Friday, the Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar tweeted, " Haryana government will award ₹50 lakhs each to the nine members of the Olympic women's hockey team who are from Haryana".
Indian women's hockey team failed to bag the bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020 but it hockey earned plaudits for its gritty display against Great Britain in the play-off match on Friday.
Haryana CM congratulated the Indian women's hockey team for its best-ever performance at the ongoing Olympics. Indian women's finished fourth after losing 3-4 to Great Britain.
The Indians played amazingly well and overcame a two-goal deficit to lead 3-2 at halftime.
However, a desperate Great Britain gave their everything in the second half and scored two goals to turn the match in its favor.
Back in Haryana and Punjab, the family members of many players were stuck to their television sets to watch in anticipation of an Indian win.