Picture Credit: X

Picture Credit: X

On Saturday, June 29, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India registered thrilling seven-run win over South Africa to lift the T20 World Cup 2024 title in Barbados. After electing to bat first, the Men in Blue posted a decent score on the board, courtesy Virat Kohli’s crucial 59-ball 76 along with crucial contributions from Axar Patel and Shivam Dube. But eventually it was the disciplined bowling attack-led by Jasprit Bumrah that stood up and restricted South Africa to 169 in 20 overs.

After India’s win in the Caribbean, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took charge for the third successive time, hailed the efforts of the Indian cricket team. PM Modi extended his congratulations to the Indian cricket team on their victory in the T20 World Cup. In a phone call, he praised the performance of the team, expressing the joy and pride of the 140 crore Indians.

PM Modi also lauded Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and acknowledge his contribution in the T20 format of the game. The renowned leader of the country, PM Modi also hailed Virat Kohli for his decorated T20 career, while acknowledging Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. Although he did not name all the members of the team, but hailed everyone’s efforts, especially extending his gratitude towards Rahul Dravid, who ends his stint as Head Coach of Team India. 

Watch Narendra Modi’s address to Team India after historic win:

Following India’s win, PM Narendra Modi also took to X (formerly Twitter) to share his experience after speaking to the team in Barbados. Taking to X, he wrote, “Spoke to the India 🏏 team and congratulated them on their exemplary success at the T20 World Cup. They have shown excellent skill and spirit throughout the tournament. Each player’s commitment is very motivating.”