Shah Rukh Khan aka Ex-Coach Kabir Khan has a special message for the Indian Women’s Hockey Team

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Today The Indian women’s hockey team made history as they defeated Australia 1-0 to book their place in the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics. This is the first time that the women’s team reached the Olympics semis. India beat world No. 2 Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals as drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur scored the all-important goal in the 22nd minute with a powerful flick that deflected off a defender’s stick into the goal. Coach Sjoerd Marijne, who was seen celebrating with his team after the match, posted an image on Twitter in which his staff was seen enjoying the win in the team bus. “Sorry family , I coming again later,” Marijne wrote on Twitter.

Shah Rukh Khan, who famously portrayed the role of the women’s hockey team coach Kabir Khan in the 2007 Blockbuster hit ‘Chak De India’, replied to Marijne and requested him to win the gold medal for billions of Indian fans. “Haan haan no problem. Just bring some Gold on your way back….for a billion family members. This time Dhanteras is also on 2nd Nov. From: Ex-coach Kabir Khan,” the actor wrote. “Marijne came up with a brilliant response to Shah Rukh’s tweet. Thank You for all the support and love. We will give everything again. From: The Real Coach,” tweeted Marijne.

We all know the superstar, portrayed the role of Indian women’s hockey team coach Kabir Khan, in a fictional story for the movie ‘Chak de India!’. Shimit Amin’s Chak De! is an underdog story where Shah Rukh Khan’s character coaches the women’s team to victory in the Hockey World Cup, coincidentally beating Australia in the final — having been thrashed by them earlier in the beginning of the tournament. India will face off against Argentina in the semifinal. This will be India’s first-ever semifinal at the Olympics, and even if they lose, they will compete in the Bronze medal match.

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