Mohammed Shami opened up about the significant boost in confidence received when Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoled the team after their World Cup Final defeat.

After India’s loss to Australia in the ODI World Cup Final, Mohammed Shami spoke about meeting PM Narendra Modi in the dressing room. Despite India’s strong performance in earlier matches, they faltered in the final, losing by 6 wickets. Shami, instrumental with 23 wickets in 7 games, played a pivotal role in India’s journey to the final. PM Modi consoled the team, praising Shami’s efforts.

The pacer highlighted the morale-boosting impact of the PM’s support in tough times, emphasizing how it lifted confidence. Videos had surfaced showing Shami being comforted by PM Modi. He also emerged as the tournament’s top wicket-taker with 23 scalps.

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“When we faced the defeat, having the Prime Minister instill confidence in us was truly impactful. It holds immense significance because when morale takes a hit, having the support of our PM elevates our confidence to another level,” Shami said when speaking to the media.

Earlier, on the social media platform X, Shami had also expressed gratitude to all Indians for their unwavering support, acknowledging Modi for boosting team morale with a special visit to the dressing room. He assured a resilient comeback, thanking fans and the PM after the disappointing loss.

Despite India’s unbeaten streak and the favor of being title favorites, they could only set a modest 241-run target in the final. Unfortunately, the match wasn’t in their favor as Australia, despite a rocky start at 47-3, rode on an exceptional century by left-handed opener Head to secure victory comfortably with seven overs to spare.

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Last Updated on November 23, 2023

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