“Smile, the nation is watching you,”: Watch PM Narendra Modi consoles Indian Cricket Team following CWC 2023 final loss
PM Narendra Modi met Indian team after the CWC 2023 final loss against Australia.
On November 19th, Indian cricket team narrowly missed out on clinching their third ICC Cricket World Cup title. The nation is still grappling with disbelief and shock over India’s heartbreaking loss to Australia in the CWC 2023 final held in Ahmedabad.
Throughout the tournament, India showcased stellar performances, leaving fans hopeful for a historic victory. However, fate had other plans, and in a game where every moment counts, India fell short in the final moments. Adding to the sorrow of the defeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present at the venue, witnessing the emotional roller-coaster unfold.
PM Narendra Modi consoles Indian team after the loss
After the match, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, showing his unwavering support, entered the Indian dressing room to console the dejected players. He shared heartfelt hugs with pacer Mohammed Shami and shook hands with the team’s leaders, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In a moment of empathy, Modi told the players, “Smile, the nation is watching you.” He emphasized that, despite the defeat, the team’s exceptional performance throughout the tournament had made the entire nation proud.
Narendra Modi’s presence in the dressing room was not merely symbolic; it was a gesture of solidarity and encouragement. He went player to player, offering words of comfort and best wishes. In the face of disappointment, Modi reminded the team that such outcomes are part of the game, but their efforts had not gone unnoticed.
PM Modi was even seen asking players to come over to Delhi for a get together, he was seen telling the players that “Whenever you guys come to Delhi I would sit with you all”
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India posted a below-par total of 240 runs in their 50 overs, with KL Rahul’s resilient 66 and Virat Kohli’s 54 being the standout performances. However, Australia, led by a brilliant century from Travis Head (137), chased down the target with finesse, lifting their sixth World Cup title. Marnus Labuschagne’s unbeaten 58 sealed the victory for Australia.