All Indian hockey fans had a really bad start to Tuesday as the team faced an exasperating loss of 2-5 in the hands of Belgium at the Olympic semifinals.
But it did not seem to be a match on the losing side in the first two quarters of the match. India in the first half had already scored 2 goals while Belgium was at nil.
Several wished for a fruitful second half of the match, including Prime minister Narendra Modi, who didn’t wait long to tweet good luck for the further match while stating how proud he feels for his country.
But in the next half, Belgium brought their A-game and turned the match upside down, winning the semis with five points as they qualified for the finals.
It depressed the fans to no extent, needless to say, and a section of the internet chose to call out the Prime Minister for bringing in his bad luck into the game.
Soon, #Panauti (Luckless person) trended, with netizens sharing several instances in the past when Modi brought in his bad luck.
Here are some of the tweets that are going around the internet.
Some netizens even begged Modi to not watch the women’s hockey semi-finals against Argentina.