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Mohammed Shami: PM Modi’s Support Helped India Cope After World Cup Loss

Mohammed Shami
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Star fast bowler Mohammed Shami gained widespread acclaim for his outstanding contributions to Team India in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023. Despite sitting out the first four matches, Shami emerged as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, claiming an impressive total of 24 scalps. His stellar performance earned him the coveted Player of the Tournament award. However, despite Shami’s heroics, Team India fell short in the World Cup final against Australia.

Following India’s defeat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the players in the dressing room to provide comfort. The video capturing this encounter became widely shared on social media, evoking mixed reactions from viewers. In the meeting, PM Modi hugged Shami and congratulated him for his exceptional performance.

On Wednesday, Shami revealed that the Indian cricket team was taken by surprise by the PM’s unanticipated visit. He shared the team’s initial dejection after the loss and how the PM’s entrance lifted their spirits, stating, “We were heartbroken after the loss and were sitting dejectedly. It was like our hard work of two months got negated due to just one match. It was our bad day, and we were dejected, but when the PM enters, you have to keep your head high. We were not even told that Modiji was coming there, and suddenly he entered. Earlier, we were not even in the mood to eat and talk to each other, but when he came, it was such a big surprise for us.”

Shami emphasized the positive impact of PM Modi’s visit, noting that it played a crucial role in boosting team morale and fostering unity among the players.

PM Modi shared a special message for the Indian cricket team following the loss, expressing admiration for their talent and determination throughout the World Cup. He posted on social media, “Dear Team India, Your talent and determination through the World Cup were noteworthy. You’ve played with great spirit and brought immense pride to the nation. We stand with you today and always.”

Currently undergoing medical treatment, Shami is expected to join the Indian cricket team for the upcoming Test series in South Africa, scheduled to commence on December 26.

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