ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

PM Narendra Modi hugs Mohammed Shami after Indian team loss in IND vs AUS CWC final

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand
November 20 2023
PM Narendra Modi hugs Mohammed Shami after Indian team loss in IND vs AUS CWC final

PM Narendra Modi visited Indian team dressing room after defeat in CWC 2023 finals to Australia.

Indian cricket team had a disappointing end to their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign as they suffered a big defeat against Australia in the final match played at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. After having a dominating run in the mega tournament, Indian batters failed to pull themselves up for the big day and lost out on glory. Indiaโ€™s wait for an ICC title has been extended for some more time as Indian fans have been waiting for an ICC trophy for the last 10 years.

The entire Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad turned up in the iconic Indian blue jersey, and over 90,000 people attended the World Cup final played in Ahmedabad. This game also had a few special dignitaries from across the field. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present to cheer for India, but all of this went in vain. Narendra Modi was present to award the trophy to Australian captain Pat Cummins as well.

PM Modi meets Indian players in the dressing room

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited Indian dressing room after the game concluded and met with Indian players. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Mohammed Shami shared pictures from inside the dressing room, where Narendra Modi was seen consoling Indian players after the loss. Prime Minister Modi also hugged Mohammed Shami and congratulated him for his magnificent effort in the entire tournament.

Mohammed Shami tweeted, โ€œUnfortunately, yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. I am thankful to PM Narendra Modi for especially coming to the dressing room and raising our spirits. We will bounce back.โ€ Mohammed Shami picked up 24 wickets in seven world cup games, and he also got record-breaking bowling figures for India. Shami took seven wickets against New Zealand in the semi-final game.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also tweeted and wrote, โ€œWe 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 Narendra Modiโ€™s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating.โ€ India posted 240 runs on the board, but they couldnโ€™t defend their total. Australian opener Travis Head played a magnificent 137-run knock to win the sixth World Cup title for Australia.

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