‘Baap Baap hota hai,’ how Twitter users hailed Indian hockey team for ‘Diwali gift’

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Indian hockey team on Sunday thrashed arch rivals Pakistan 3-2 to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy hockey, presenting a perfect Diwali gift to the nation.

India had beaten Pakistan with the same margin in earlier in the competition.

Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute), Yousuf Affan (23rd) and Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) helped India surmount the challenge from Pakistan, who rallied from two goals behind through strikes by Muhammad Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shaan (38th) in the title clash of the fourth edition of tournament.

This was the first time the teams were meeting in the final of a continental tournament since India dethroned Pakistan as the Asian Games champions in Incheon, South Korea in 2014.

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As expected, the Twitter users began to hail the national players applauding their efforts in ensuring a great gift on the day of festival of lights.

Here are some of the reactions;

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