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Mohammad Shami thanks PM Modi for boosting morale of Team India after World Cup defeat World Cup
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Mohammad Shami thanks PM Modi for boosting morale of Team India after World Cup defeat

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Nov 2023, 04:45 pm

India's fast bowler Mohammed Shami has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cheering up the crestfallen Indian team in the dressing room after their defeat in the hands of Australia on Sunday in Ahmedabad.

"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 specially coming to the dressing room and raising our spirits. We will bounce back!" he tweeted.

PM Modi on Sunday penned down a heart-warming message for Indian team after Rohit Sharma and his men were defeated in the World Cup final by Australia where he said the nation will always stand with the Men in Blue.

"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," Modi wrote on X.

After a streak of wins that took them to the World Cup final, India lost the final to a superior Australia team.

Australia's Travis Head played like a champion as he smashed a heroic century to help Australia beat India by six wickets in the final of the 50-over World Cup at the showpiece Narendra Modi Stadium, shattering the dreams of a cricket-crazy nation which was believing that their heroes would lift the trophy for the third time.

India dominated the tournament with 10 straight victories and with Australia in the final, the script was set for a grand show in the world's biggest cricket stadium that was hosting the mega event for the first time.

Australia put up an all-round performance against the host nation as the bowlers first bowled out India for 240 runs in 50 overs and then the batsmen completed the task of reaching the target in 43 overs by losing four wickets.

Australia further increased their supremacy in the 50-over format by adding the title to their crown for the sixth time. The nation had previously won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015.

Chasing 241 for victory, Australia got off to a quick start but lost three quick wickets to give the spectators some moments to cheer up and shout out loudly for the home side which was playing their fourth World Cup final. But the jubilation was short-lived as Travis Head became the game-changer for Australia scripting a victory.