In a heartfelt gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Indian cricket team‘s dressing room following their defeat in the Cricket World Cup 2023 final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Chasing a target of 241, Australia secured a decisive six-wicket victory, leaving the Men in Blue, including captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, visibly tearful and emotional.
Despite the disappointment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence served as a source of motivation for the dejected Indian team. Modi, who arrived at the stadium midway through the match, reached out to the players to share their pain and offer words of encouragement. The Prime Minister’s visit aimed to lift the spirits of the team after their unexpected loss in the marquee clash.
Jadeja Thanks PM Modi and Fans
Expressing gratitude for the support received during a challenging time, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took to social media to acknowledge the fans and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jadeja posted a photo from the emotional dressing room, highlighting the impact of PM Modi’s visit. In a social media post, Jadeja stated, “PM @narendramodi’s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating.”
India’s journey to the final had been extraordinary, entering the summit clash with ten consecutive wins. However, a resilient Australian performance halted India’s dream run. The Men in Blue struggled to dominate proceedings, and despite a competitive score of 240 in the final, they were unable to thwart Australia’s fearless display, led by Travis Head’s sensational hundred.
PM Modi Presents Trophy to Cummins
In a symbolic moment, Prime Minister Modi presented the World Cup trophy to Australian captain Pat Cummins after Australia successfully chased down the 240-run target. Modi’s gesture and presence added a unique touch to the post-match proceedings, acknowledging the efforts of both teams in the highly anticipated final.
As the cricketing world reflects on the memorable World Cup 2023, the support from fans and Prime Minister Narendra Modi serves as a testament to the resilience of the Indian cricket team. Despite the heartbreaking loss, the team and its fans unite in gratitude for the unforgettable journey and the unwavering support that continues to fuel their spirit.