Raman Singh hails Mrinal’s performance in junior Asia Cup hockey

July 20th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, July 20 (IANS) Chhattisgarh-based hockey player Mrinal Chaubey, who displayed an impressive performance as goalkeeper in the junior Asia Cup hockey, was congratulated by Chief Minister Raman Singh for bringing fame to the state. India beat South Korea 3-2 in extra time to win the title July 18.

Singh, who is presently holidaying in Bangalore, telephoned Mrinal Saturday and appreciated “the splendid performance by all Indian team members in general and by Mrinal in particular,” said official sources.

Mrinal, who hails from Durg, shone as goalkeeper in the Asia Cup.

Wishing him a bright future, Singh said his “better performance in the junior Asia Cup has made Chhattisgarh proud.”

Dozens of hockey lovers accorded a hero’s welcome to Mrinal as he reached Raipur’s Mana airport from Hyderabad Saturday.

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