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On Prime Minister Modi’s call with Team India, special thanks to Rahul Dravid

On Prime Minister Modi’s call with Team India, special thanks to Rahul Dravid

The Prime Minister thanked coach Rahul Dravid for his contribution to Indian cricket.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to the Indian cricket team over phone to congratulate the players on their T20 World Cup win against South Africa, officials said.

The Prime Minister thanked coach Rahul Dravid, whose two-and-a-half-year tenure as India’s head coach ended after yesterday’s match, for his contribution to Indian cricket. Under Rahul Dravid’s guidance, India’s 11-year drought for an ICC title ended with yesterday’s victory.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated Rohit Sharma for his “wonderful leadership” and praised Virat Kohli for his performance in the final.

Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma announced their retirement from T20Is yesterday. While Kohli announced his retirement minutes after the win, India captain Rohit Sharma made the announcement in the official post-match press conference.

PM Modi also praised Hardik Pandya for his last-ditch delivery and Suryakumar Yadav for his brilliant catch on the boundary line to dismiss David Miller.

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Home Minister Amit Shah also called Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma to congratulate them on the win.

In a video message, Prime Minister Modi yesterday said the team won the World Cup and also won the “hearts of millions of Indians”. Not losing a single game is no small accomplishment, he said.

“Champions! Our team is bringing home the T20 Cricket World Cup in style! We are proud of the Indian cricket team,” PM Modi posted on X – formerly known as Twitter.

Yesterday evening, the country witnessed massive celebrations after Team India won the T20 World Cup, as fans poured into the streets holding the tri-colour flag in their hands.

Social media was flooded with congratulatory messages and photos of celebratory scenes as India edged out South Africa by seven runs in the final of the 2024 T20 World Cup at Kensington Oval, Barbados to win the ICC title after 11 years.