The heartbreak of India’s World Cup 2023 final loss to Australia has been slightly alleviated by a special gesture from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Despite going unbeaten until the final and entering the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad as favorites, Rohit Sharma‘s men fell short in their quest for the trophy. The dejected Indian players received a motivational boost as PM Modi paid a visit to their dressing room post the final showdown.
Jadeja talks about PM Modi’s gesture
Ravindra Jadeja, a key player in the Indian team, took to social media to share the prime minister’s encouraging words and a snapshot from the visit. In his tweet, Jadeja expressed gratitude for the support of the people and highlighted the significance of PM Modi’s presence, stating, “PM @narendramodi’s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating.”
The accompanying image shows PM Modi interacting with the players, reflecting the leader’s efforts to uplift the spirits of the disappointed team. Modi, who witnessed the clash between cricketing giants, was also present at the trophy ceremony, handing over the World Cup trophy to Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, after their triumphant performance.
India‘s journey in the World Cup final was a rollercoaster of emotions for players, fans, and pundits alike. Despite high expectations and an undefeated run leading up to the final, the team faced bitter disappointment in a six-wicket defeat to Australia. This loss marked India’s second defeat to Australia in a final within five months, following their World Test Championship decider setback in June.
For a nation with a cricketing history as rich as India’s, the wait for a global title continues, with their last major triumph being the 2013 Champions Trophy. Despite the setback, PM Modi’s gesture serves as a reminder of the unwavering support and encouragement the Indian team receives from the nation, even in moments of defeat. As the cricketing world reflects on India’s journey, the players find solace in the solidarity and motivation offered by the nation’s leader.