Hockey India rewards team for claiming silver medal

Hockey India's chief announced that each player and the chief coach would receive a reward of Rs 2 lakh, while the remaining support staff shall be rewarded by Rs 1 lakh.

Indian players with their second place medals after the Champions Trophy final at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday.   -  Getty Images

India's silver medal winning performance in the 36th Hero Champions Trophy has earned the players and team officials a reward from Hockey India.

Immediately after the medal presentation, Narender Batra, President of Hockey India, went to the dressing room and announced the rewards.

"Australia did well to win the title, but for me you too are winners today," said Batra soon after the Champions Trophy jury had rejected India's appeal against a shootout infringement.

India lost 1-3 in the shootout to world champions Australia after the title encounter remained goalless in regulation period.

Hockey India's chief announced that each player and the chief coach would receive a reward of Rs 2 lakh, while the remaining support staff shall be rewarded by Rs 1 lakh.

Young defender Harmanpreet Singh, who was yesterday adjudged the Youth Player of the Tournament, will get an additional Rs 1 lakh as reward.