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Indian women’s team lauded by PM Narendra Modi for brilliant ICC World Cup show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the Indian women’s team that finished runner-up at the ICC Women’s cricket World Cup on Thursday

cricket Updated: Jul 27, 2017 23:21 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Indian Women’s team that finished runner-up in the ICC Women’s cricket World Cup.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Indian Women’s team that finished runner-up in the ICC Women’s cricket World Cup.(Twitter)
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the Indian women’s team that finished runner-up at the ICC Women’s cricket World Cup and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other “daughters” of the country.

Modi had posted a series of tweets before the match to wish luck to the team and to players individually. He had also tweeted soon after the match to hail the team’s performance.

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During the interaction, the players said that this was the first time that they had seen a Prime Minister tweet for the women’s cricket team, the PMO said.

They said that they felt proud, happy and inspired to know that the Prime Minister was following their progress, PMO said in a statement.

Responding to questions asked by the players on handling pressure, the Prime Minister said that Yoga helps achieve a good balance between mind, body and action. He also said that practice of Yoga helps develop detachment, the statement said.

Telling the players that they had not “lost”, the Prime Minister said 125 crore Indians carried their defeat in the final, on their shoulders, and this was, in fact, their greatest victory, the statement said.

He said India’s daughters have made the nation proud in many international sporting events and that the society is benefiting from the progress that women are making in various fields.

First Published: Jul 27, 2017 23:21 IST

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