‘Proud of you Shami bhai’ – Fans react as Mohammed Shami thanks PM Modi for encouraging team India after World Cup final loss

PM Modi consoling Mohammed Shami (Source - Twitter)
PM Modi consoling Mohammed Shami (Source - Twitter)

Australia outplayed India in the ODI World Cup 2023 final as they defeated the Men in Blue by 6 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. Many hearts were broken after the loss as the fans weren’t expecting the Indian Cricket team to get defeated one-sidedly.

After the match, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and speedster Mohammed Siraj were spotted bursting into tears as they couldn’t hold their emotions. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami, the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coming to the dressing room and raising the spirits of the Indian team after their loss to Australia in the World Cup 2023 final. Fans also reacted to this sweet gesture by the Prime Minister.

“Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thankful to PM @narendramodi for especially coming to the dressing room and raising our spirits. We will bounce back!” he tweeted.

PM Modi also made a heartfelt tweet on the popular microblogging site X (formerly known as Twitter) and said that the way the whole team played throughout the torment made the nation proud. He said the country will always stand with the team no matter what.

“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.” he tweeted

Brilliant all-round performance by Australia

Talking about the match, Australia chose to field first and managed to dismiss India for 240 runs in 50 overs. Despite the challenging batting conditions, captain Rohit Sharma (47 runs in 31 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes), Virat Kohli (54 runs in 63 balls, with four boundaries), and KL Rahul (66 runs in 107 balls, featuring one four) played crucial innings. Mitchell Starc was the standout bowler for Australia, claiming 3 wickets for 55 runs. Skipper Pat Cummins (2/34) and Josh Hazlewood (2/60) also bowled impressively, while Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell each secured a wicket.

In the second innings, India made a strong start and had Australia struggling at 47/3. However, impressive performances from Travis Head (137 runs in 120 balls, with 15 fours and four sixes) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 runs in 110 balls, with four boundaries) thwarted India’s efforts, leading Australia to a convincing six-wicket victory. Mohammed Shami claimed one wicket, and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets for India.

Here’s how fans reacted:


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