India were pipped by reigning world champions Australia 1-3 via penalty shoot-out to settle for the silver medal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in congratulating the team for the feat

Congrats to our Hockey Team for a spirited performance in Champions Trophy finals. Their effort has been brilliant. We're proud of the team.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2016

Former Indian hockey captain Viren Rasquinha said

Woke up feeling very proud of our hockey team. Well done @TheHockeyIndia @16Sreejesh @raghuhock @manpreetpawar07 @SVSunil24 @OltmansOltmans

— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) June 18, 2016

Former India cricketers VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag also joined in the chorus to congratulate the team:

Congratulations 2 Indian Hockey team on a well fought finals & a fantastic #HCT2016 👏 All the best for the future matches👍 @TheHockeyIndia

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 18, 2016


Great effort by @TheHockeyIndia ,went right down to the wire.Lost a great final in Penalty Shootout but won our hearts.
#HCT2016 #IndvsAus

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 17, 2016

Star shuttler Parupalli Kashyap also tweeted.

Hard luck guys! Super show! @TheHockeyIndia @raghuhock @16Sreejesh #RoadToRio #HCT2016 #silvermedal

— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) June 17, 2016

India's previous best performance in the Champions Trophy was a bronze medal in 1982.

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