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Modi congratulates India cricket team after T20 World Cup triumph

The Indian PM said the country is proud of the Indian cricket team and called the match historic.

India captain Rohit Sharma lifts the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Trophy after his team beat South Africa by seven runs in the final at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on June 29, 2024. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

By: India Weekly

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated his country’s cricketers Saturday (29) after they won the T20 World Cup in a thrilling final against South Africa, ending an 11-year wait for a world-level title.

“We are proud of the Indian Cricket Team,” Modi posted on X, formerly Twitter, adding: “This match was historic.”

The prime minister, re-elected earlier this month, watched India lose the ODI World Cup final on home soil in Ahmedabad last year, at the world’s biggest cricket stadium — which is named after him.

In an accompanying video message Saturday, he told the side: “Today, 1.4 billion people are proud because of your spectacular performance.

“You won the World Cup on the ground. But in every village of India, you’ve won the hearts of people.”

(AFP)

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