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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets India women’s cricket team, congratulates on spectacular performance

Prime Minister said he was happy to interact with the members of the Indian women's cricket team. Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women's cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other "daughters" of the country.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 28, 2017 1:43:03 am
PM Modi met the Indian Women’s Cricket team in New Delhi on Thursday evening. (Source: PIB)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian Women’s Cricket team in New Delhi on Thursday evening. Prime Minister said he was happy to interact with the members of the Indian women’s cricket team.  In a statement released by the PMO, it was stated that the Prime Minister reminded the players that they had not lost and stated that 125 crore Indians carried their defeat in the final, on their shoulders, and this was, in fact, their greatest victory, the statement said. Modi further added that India’s daughters have made the nation proud in many international sporting events and he hoped that this would continue in the future.

It may be recalled here that earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conveyed his best wishes to the Indian women’s cricket team when they took on England in the World Cup final. He had also said that he is a fan of Harmanpreet Kaur. Also present in the meet was sports minister Vijay Goel. After the interaction players of Indian Women’s Cricket team presented a signed cricket bat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Earlier in the day Vijay Goel had met the team and felicitated them. “Our women’s cricket team has done exceedingly well and any form of appreciation will be less for them. Despite ending as runners-up, I feel that the women’s team has won the finals because they have won the hearts of the entire country,” Goel had said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women’s cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other “daughters” of the country. The PMO, in a statement, released also said that the players had expressed happiness and were inspired to know that the Prime Minister was following their progress,

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