PM Modi speaks to Indian cricket team after T20 World Cup win

PM Narendra Modi spoke to the Indian cricket team on the phone on Sunday and congratulated its members on their T20 World Cup win.
Indian cricket team member Virat Kohli speaks on the phone during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024. Modi spoke to the Indian cricket team on the phone on Sunday and congratulated its members on their World Cup win.
Indian cricket team member Virat Kohli speaks on the phone during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024. Modi spoke to the Indian cricket team on the phone on Sunday and congratulated its members on their World Cup win.

New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Indian cricket team on the phone on Sunday and congratulated its members on their T20 World Cup win.

Modi congratulated Rohit Sharma for his splendid captaincy and appreciated his T20 career. He also lauded star batter Virat Kohli for his innings in the final, besides his overall contribution to Indian cricket.

Both the greats of the game announced their retirement from T20 internationals following the win.

Modi praised all-rounder Hardik Pandya for his final over and Suryakumar Yadav for his splendid catch on the boundary line to dismiss David Miller. Modi also talked highly of bowler Jaspreet Bumrah's contribution.

The prime minister thanked outgoing coach Rahul Dravid for his contribution to Indian cricket.

In posts on X, the prime minister lauded Sharma, Kohli and Dravid.

About Sharma, he wrote, "You are excellence personified. Your aggressive mindset, batting and captaincy has given a new dimension to the Indian team. Your T20 career will be remembered fondly. Delighted to have spoken to you earlier today."

Addressing Kohli, he said, "Like the innings in the finals, you have anchored Indian batting splendidly. You've shone in all forms of the game. T20 cricket will miss you but I am confident you'll continue to motivate the new generation of players."

Praising Dravid, he said his incredible coaching journey shaped the success

Indian cricket team's Head Coach Rahul Dravid speaks on the phone during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.
Indian cricket team's Head Coach Rahul Dravid speaks on the phone during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.

of Indian cricket.

His unwavering dedication, strategic insights and nurturing the right talent have transformed the team, the prime minister added.

"India is grateful to him for his contributions and for inspiring generations.

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma speaks on the phone during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.
Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma speaks on the phone during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.

We are happy to see him lift the World Cup. Happy to have congratulated him," he said.

The prime minister said the team showed excellent skill and spirit throughout the tournament. Each player's commitment was very motivating, he added.

With all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also announcing retirement from T20 internationals, Modi praised his contribution to cricket.

"You have performed exceptionally as an all-rounder. Cricket lovers admire your stylish stroke play, spin and superb fielding. Thank you for the enthralling T20 performances over the years. My best wishes for your endeavours ahead," Modi said.

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