Primer Minister Narendra Modi lavished praises on the Indian cricket team, during his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program, for the historic Test series win in Australia earlier this month.Also Read - Dale Steyn Cites Bio-Bubbles, Family as Reasons Behind Virat Kohli Stepping Down as India's Test Captain
The Prime Minister talked about India’s extraordinary show Down Under after a poor start to the series and said that the team’s hard work and teamwork are inspiring. Also Read - Virat Kohli Loses Cool on Temba Bavuma During 1st ODI Between Ind-SA; Video Goes VIRAL
“This month, we got good news from the cricket pitch. After initial hiccups, the Indian team bounced back strongly and won the Test series in Australia. Our team’s hard work and teamwork was inspiring,” PM Modi said during his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. Also Read - Ind vs SA 1st ODI: Salman Butt Compares KL Rahul-Virat Kohli as Captains After India Lose at Paarl
Meanwhile, the cricket governing body, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reacted to PM’s comments and expressed their gratitude towards it. BCCI stated that Team India will do everything possible to keep the Tricolour flying high.
“Thank you Shri Narendra Modi for your appreciation and words of encouragement. Team India will do everything possible to keep the Tricolour flying high,” BCCI tweeted.
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri also responded to PM Modi’s appreciation of words.
“Thank you, Sir. Your kind words will further strengthen #TeamIndia and Flag of India’s resolve to perform under pressure and in trying circumstances. Jai Hind !” Shastri tweeted.
India captain Virat Kohli also reacted with the Flag of India emoticon.
Ajinkya Rahane, who was leading the team during the Australia Test series, also expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for his appreciation and tweeted: “Thank you for your words of encouragement Shri @narendramodi Ji. It’s always an honour to represent our country, we hope to continue inspiring more Indians as we move forward.”
The Indian cricket team will next take on England in a four-Test home series beginning February 5 in Chenna