Gambhir schools trolls for mocking PM Modi after IND’s loss. Gautam Gambhir criticizes the opposition for criticizing PM Modi following India’s World Cup defeat.
Team India defeated by Australia in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Following the game, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the Indian dressing room to boost the team’s morale following a rare setback in an otherwise faultless campaign.
However, Modi’s presence at the stadium and the locker room did not sit well with other lawmakers. Who began mocking him for bringing bad luck with him and even referred to him as “panauti. ” Former India cricketer and World Cup champion Gautam Gambhir recently defended the prime minister. Saying it’s the worst phrase, especially for a prime minister.
The former India opener also contrasted Modi’s attendance to that of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who also attended the high-voltage India vs. Pakistan World Cup semi-final in 2011.
“‘Panauti’ is probably the worst word that could have been use against anyone. Especially a prime minister of this country.” Dr. Manmohan Singh attended the 2011 Cricket World Cup semi-finals. “What would have been wrong if we had lost that match and he had come to meet us?” Gambhir recently remark on a podcast.
PM Modi and Australian Deputy Prime Minister handed the trophy to Pat Cummins
Notably, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles was also present to see the World Cup final. Both Marles and Prime Minister Modi presented the trophy to Australian captain Pat Cummins after his team defeated the hosts to win their sixth World Cup title.
In the match, India were wipe out for 240 after being sent in to bat first. As skipper Cummins (2/34) bowl beautifully and removed Virat Kohli (54 off 63) and Shreyas Iyer (4 off 3). In response, Australia chase down the mark in 43 overs, thanks to a brilliant century by Travis Head (137 off 120).
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