Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah consoled the Indian cricket team after their World Cup final defeat to Australia in Ahmedabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian cricket team after their World Cup defeat in Ahmedabad. Image: Screenshot
After handing over the World Cup trophy to Australian skipper Pat Cummins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a dejected Indian cricket team in the dressing room. Prime Minister Modi consoled and motivated Rohit Sharma and his men as they played against the Australians in the World Cup final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
In a video posted from the dressing room, PM Modi reminded the Indian cricket team that they had done well and reached the final berth after 10 consecutive victories. He also told the team that they gave it their all and had no reason to be disappointed. He also said that victory or defeat was not in each person’s hands, what was important was the team’s efforts.
The Prime Minister joked with Ahmedabad native Jasprit Bumrah about whether he knew Gujarati, while shaking hands with coach Rahul Dravid, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul.
Mohammad Shami was among those who spoke with Prime Minister Modi. Shami shared a photo of himself resting his head on the Prime Minister’s shoulder. “Unfortunately, yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for specially coming to the dressing room and boosting our morale. We will bounce back,” read the post shared by Shami on social media platform X, formerly Twitter.
Unfortunately, yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thanks to the PM @Narendra Modi for coming specially to the locker room and cheering us up. We will bounce back! pic.twitter.com/Aev27mzni5
– (@MdShami11) November 20, 2023
Jadeja also posted a photo of Prime Minister Modi chatting with the men in blue after the World Cup final. Shami and Indian opening batter Shubman Gill can be seen in the background of the photo shared by Jadeja.
“We had a great tournament but we ended up missing yesterday. We are all heartbroken, but the support of our people keeps us going. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating,” Jadeja wrote on X.
We had a great tournament but ended up missing yesterday. We are all heartbroken, but the support of our people keeps us going. MP @Narendra ModiYesterday’s visit to the locker room was special and very motivating. pic.twitter.com/q0la2X5wfU
– Ravindrasinh Jadeja (@imjadeja) November 20, 2023
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the stands on Sunday during the second leg of the World Cup final. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were also present to attend the summit.
India, the hosts batting first, scored a total of 240 runs. During their chase, Australia lost four wickets and scored the winning runs with 42 balls to spare. Australian batter Travis Head was voted player of the match for his sublime century. The six-wicket win over India helped Australia be crowned champions for a record sixth time.