Curated By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: November 19, 2023, 12:49 IST
With just a few hours to the final showdown between India and Australia at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished luck to ‘men in Blue’ and asked them to ‘play well’ and uphold the spirit of sportsmanship.
“All the best Team India! 140 crore Indians are cheering for you. May you shine bright, play well, and uphold the spirit of sportsmanship,” PM Modi said in a post on the microblogging site X (formally Twitter).
All the best Team India!140 crore Indians are cheering for you.
May you shine bright, play well and uphold the spirit of sportsmanship. https://t.co/NfQDT5ygxk
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2023
The Prime Minister along with Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles is set to watch the World Cup final match at the colossal Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad along with 1.32 lakh other spectators.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also extended his wishes for “boys in blue’s” ‘jeet’ (victory) in the cricket World Cup final.
“Best wishes to the boys in blue for the Cricket World Cup Final. #INDvAUS. Play fearlessly – more than a billion hearts beat for you ❤️ Let’s bring it home Jeetega INDIA! ,” he wrote in a post in X.
Indians all over the world have their eyes set on match in Ahmedabad today as Rohit Sharma and his team face-off against Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final, hoping to avenge the 2003 heartbreak when the Men in Blue last faced a team from Down Under in a World Cup final.
Team India will look to add a third trophy to their cabinet after 1983 and 2011, while five-time champions Australia seek to extend their dominance at the showpiece ODI tournament.