Rani Rampal, captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, has asked fans to support the team ahead of the crucial quarter-final clash against Ireland in the ongoing Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 in England.
“The women’s hockey team has reached the World Cup Quarterfinals with the support of all the fans. We will face Ireland in the quarters on Thursday at 10:30 PM IST. So, please all of you watch the match and support us,” said Rani in a video uploaded on the official Twitter account of Hockey India.
“We need your support and blessings. On the ground, each player will give their 100 per cent, but you guys please give us your 100 per cent support outside the ground. We all will make you feel proud in tomorrow’s game. Keep supporting India. Jai Hind,” the skipper added.
The Indian eves registered their first win of the ongoing tournament by sailing past Italy 3-0 in a quarterfinal playoff and if they manage to beat Ireland, it would be their first World Cup semi-final spot in 44 years, second in total.
The last time India had managed to enter the semi-finals of the prestigious quadrennial event was back in 1974 in Mandelieu, France where they eventually finished fourth.
Cheer For Eves: India Skipper Rani Rampal Asks Fan For Support Ahead Of Quarter-Final Clash Against Ireland