Indian PM Narendra Modi visited the Indian dressing room to console and uplift the spirits of the dejected cricket team after defeat in the World Cup 2023 final against Australia.
The Prime Minister was seen patting their backs and sharing words of support, providing solace in the face of a stunning conclusion to India's sensational run in the tournament.
Accompanied by Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah, PM Modi engaged in discussions with head coach Rahul Dravid, acknowledging the crucial role he played in India's memorable yet heartbreaking World Cup campaign.
Taking to social media, PM Modi penned a heartfelt message to the Indian cricket team, applauding their talent, determination, and exemplary spirit throughout the World Cup.
He expressed pride in the team's accomplishments, emphasizing that the entire nation stands in solidarity with them during this challenging moment.
"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," the Prime Minister conveyed in a social media post.
In a gracious move, PM Modi also extended congratulations to the Australian team for their heroics on one of the grandest stages of world cricket.
During the victory ceremony, he handed over the World Cup trophy to Australia's captain, Pat Cummins, symbolizing the spirit of sportsmanship that transcends national borders.