Winning hearts in Tokyo Olympics, and Naveen Patnaik’s boost to Indian hockey

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Alok Nirantar | Twitter @caricatured

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Alok Nirantar reflects on the Indian women hockey team’s loss in a hard-fought bronze medal match Friday and notes how the team won hearts despite the defeat.

Satish Acharya | Twitter @satishacharya

Satish Acharya also highlights the struggles Indian women’s hockey team endured to make it to the semifinals.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu honours Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for backing hockey in the state and helping players make it to the national sqaud.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar comments on the credit wars going on with Olympic medals with several BJP leaders congratulating PM Modi for them.

E.P. Unny | The Indian Express

E.P. Unny hails the wrestler Ravi Dahiya after he clinched the silver medal in the men’s freestyle 57 kg category at the Tokyo games.