Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and others congratulate Indian men’s hockey team on their win against Ireland
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The Rio Olympics 2016 kick-started on Saturday after a glittering opening ceremony and many Indian athletes locked horns for glory on day 1. The Indian men’s hockey team played their first game against Ireland and emerged victorious. They’ve now started their campaign on a winning note and will look to continue their good run in the remainder of the event. Also Read: VIDEO: Virat Kohli’s emotional message for Indian Olympic players

India won the game by 3-2 and broke their opening jinx as they have never won their opening game of the Olympics since 2000. This win attracted attention from the cricketers who are excited about the event and have encouraged the young guns. The hockey team is now high on confidence, which will be crucial in the games to come. Also Read: Cricket fraternity wishes luck to Indian contingent for Rio Olympics 2016

Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina congratulated the Indian men’s hockey team on the occasion of this scintillating victory through some motivating tweets.

They tweeted: