The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 concluded with a spectacular final at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium, where Australia emerged victorious over India, claiming the prestigious title for the record sixth time.
The tournament was a rollercoaster of emotions, showcasing thrilling performances by teams and players that enthralled fans until the very end. However, India’s defeat in the final left many heartbroken, including the players and their passionate supporters.
As the clouds of disappointment loomed over the nation after India’s defeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a fervent cricket enthusiast, stood by the Indian Cricket Team in their moment of despair showcased his unwavering support through comforting words for the team that have resonated across the country, offering solace to players and fans alike.
Narendra Modi’s Twitter message
After the intense final, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to express his solidarity with the Indian Cricket Team. In a heartfelt message, he praised the team’s talent, determination, and spirit throughout the World Cup, acknowledging the immense pride they brought to the nation.
“Dear Team India, Your talent and determination through the World Cup was noteworthy. You’ve played with great spirit and brought immense pride to the nation. We stand with you today and always,” wrote Narendra Modi.
Dear Team India,
Your talent and determination through the World Cup was noteworthy. You’ve played with great spirit and brought immense pride to the nation.
We stand with you today and always.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2023
The message not only conveyed the Prime Minister’s appreciation for the team’s efforts but also reassured them that the entire nation is behind them, offering support and encouragement during this challenging time.
Modi’s special visit to the dressing room
Modi’s support went beyond social media, as he personally visited the dressing room to console the players after their heartbreaking loss. The image of this poignant moment was shared by Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on his social media accounts. Jadeja, in his caption, expressed the team’s gratitude for the overwhelming support they received, highlighting the significance of Modi’s visit.
“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,” wrote Jadeja.
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