After being defeated by Australia in the ICC World Cup final in Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Team India in the dressing room.
As the players looked disappointed, PM Modi who was accompanied by Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to them and motivated them positively. He also invited the players to Delhi.
In the video shared by the PMO, the Prime Minister was seen encouraging Indian captain Rohit Sharma by placing his hands on his shoulders and had a brief conversation with star batsman Virat Kohli.
The video showcases PM Modi saying – You people have come here after winning 10-10 games. This keeps happening. After this the Prime Minister further said to the disappointed Rohit – Smile brother, the country is watching you people, all this happens. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma expressedtheir gratitude to the Prime Minister.
#WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Team India in their dressing room after the ICC World Cup Finals at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 19th November.
The PM spoke to the players and encouraged them for their performance throughout the tournament.
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2023
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Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thankful to PM @narendramodi for specially coming to the dressing room and raising our spirits. We will bounce back! pic.twitter.com/Aev27mzni5
— 𝕸𝖔𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖒𝖆𝖉 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖎 (@MdShami11) November 20, 2023
Mohammed Shami earlier shared a photo, in which he became very emotional after hugging the Prime Minister. Shami wrote on X, ‘Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all the Indian fans for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. I am grateful to the PM who especially came to the dressing room and encouraged us. we will return.’
Ravindra Jadeja also shared the photo of his meeting with PM Modi. In this photo PM is shaking hands with Jadeja. Jadeja wrote, ‘Our tournament was very good, but yesterday we lost. We are all sad, but people’s support is encouraging us. The PM’s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very inspiring.
We had a great tournament but we ended up short yesterday. We are all heartbroken but the support of our people is keeping us going. PM @narendramodi’s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating. pic.twitter.com/q0la2X5wfU
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) November 20, 2023
Shreyas Iyer also shared an emotional post. Shreyas wrote, ‘Our hearts are broken. It still hasn’t calmed down and won’t for some time. This was my first World Cup which taught me a lot. Thank you to BCCI, team management, support staff and fans who supported us from beginning to end. Congratulations to the entire Australian team also.
We’re heartbroken, it still hasn’t sunk in and it won’t for a while. My first World Cup was an experience that has taught me so much and made me grateful for everything that’s come my way. Thank you to the @BCCI, team management, support staff, my teammates and you the fans for… pic.twitter.com/I6GG2VmT1b
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) November 20, 2023
The Australian team had come to play the final for the 8th time. It had to face defeat twice, against West Indies in 1975 and Sri Lanka in 1996. Whereas Australia won the title maximum 6 times in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2023. He won the title three consecutive times from 1999 to 2007.
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Batting first in the final of the World Cup 2023, India scored 240 runs, in reply the Kangaroo team won by 6 wickets with 42 balls remaining. This was the sixth World Cup of the Australian team. With this defeat, the Indian team’s dream of winning the title for the third time has been shattered.
The Australian team won the title for a record sixth time. Indian players and fans were heartbroken after the defeat. Tears welled up in the eyes of captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Mohammad Siraj. Fans also became emotional after seeing its pictures.
Talking about the World Cup final match, India scored 80/2 runs in 10 overs powerplay. After this, Team India scored 117 runs between 10.1 overs and 40 overs and lost 3 wickets. Rohit Sharma played a brilliant inning of 47 runs in 31 balls, but as soon as he was out, the condition of Team India became weak. It seemed as if the batsmen of Team India were in a bind. After the dismissal of Rohit, Shubman Gill (4), Shreyas Iyer (4), Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul took the score to 148 (28.3 overs), here when Kohli was out, Team India was left tied. After this, the Kangaroo bowlers tightened the noose on the Indian batsmen.