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Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2019

PM Modi, Rahul Unite in Consoling Team India After Lose to New Zealand

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Copy-of-Wimbledon-16NEW DELHI : PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday consoled the Indian cricket team after they lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

PM Modi said that Virat Kohli and his boys should feel proud of the performance in the world Cup and for the fight they showed in the match at Old Trafford in Manchester.
“A disappointing result, but good to see #TeamIndia’s fighting spirit till the very end. India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud,” Narendra Modi tweeted.

Indian cricket team crashed out of world cup after losing against New Zealand in a low-score thriller, Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded the “fighting spirit” of the team which put up a tough challenge till the end of the match.
PM Modi also added that winning and losing is part of the game while wishing the team best of luck for the upcoming matches. “Wins and losses are a part of life. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours,”.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to commend Team India for their performance in the World Cup.”Though they’re a billion broken hearts tonight, Team India, you put up a great fight and are deserving of our love & respect,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi also congratulated the New Zealand cricket team for reaching the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final. “Congratulations to New Zealand on their well-earned win, that gives them a place in the World Cup final,” Rahul Gandhi added.
After the match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli thanked the fans at the post-match presentation.”Thanks to all the fans, thanks for coming out in huge numbers,” Kohli said.
Two-time champions India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-final at Old Trafford in Manchester. India’s batting lineup collapsed with the top order batsmen; skipper Virat Kohli, the World Cup’s leading scorer Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring one run each.
While India led the points chart, New Zealand was seen as an underdog India were reeling at 24-4 in their chase for a modest victory target of 240. A partnership between former skipper MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja gave India hope during a seventh-wicket stand of 116.
While India led the points chart, New Zealand was seen as an underdog, starting off its World Cup campaign with three straight losses. This was the second time India played New Zealand in the World Cup. The two teams faced each other in a match that was abandoned due to rain. Prior to the semi-finals, the Indian team lost just one match against England.


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