New Delhi: Even as India’s World Cup hopes were dashed on July 10, Indian leaders and cricketers, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tweeted out in support of Men in Blue, appreciating their efforts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the defeat “a disappointing result”, but lauded the team’s “fighting spirit till the very end.”
A disappointing result, but good to see #TeamIndia’s fighting spirit till the very end.
India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud.
Wins and losses are a part of life. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours. #INDvsNZ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2019
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too took to Twitter to say, “Though they’re a billion broken hearts tonight, Team India, you put up a great fight and are deserving of our love & respect.”
Though they’re a billion broken hearts tonight, Team India, you put up a great fight and are deserving of our love & respect.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2019
Showing support for the Men in Blue, Congress tweeted: “We stand with you in victory & defeat.”
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 10, 2019
Former Indian cricket player Virendra Sehwag congratulated New Zealand for entering the finale and showered praises on MS Dhoni and Jadeja.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2019
VVS Laxman tweeted that “Ravindra Jadeja along with Dhoni fought brilliantly and got India so close.”
Congratulations to Kane Williamson and the @BLACKCAPS for making it to a second successive World Cup Finals. Ravindra Jadeja along with Dhoni fought brilliantly and got India so close but NZ were brilliant with the new ball and that was decisive. #IndvNZ
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 10, 2019
Former Madhya Pradedsh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan thanked Team India for giving us “best moments”, “joy and happiness” and made a special mention of Ravindra Jadeja and Dhoni for their commendable knock.
Thank you #TeamIndia
You have given us the best moments in this #CWC19. You gave us joy and happiness. This was not our day.
Thank you @msdhoni. Cricket loving India is grateful for your efforts.
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) July 10, 2019
Harsha Bhogle, on the other hand, thanked fans for their endless love and support and tweeted: “Well done India fans. You lit up this World Cup. It would have been a lesser event without you.”
Well done India fans. You lit up this World Cup. It would have been a lesser event without you.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 10, 2019
India’s Warriors for today, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja, got the lion’s share of accolades.
— Life of ME (@live_b4_dying) July 10, 2019
Another fan tweeted: “Amazing game shown by Jadeja & Dhoni, Hard luck today.”
Amazing game shown by Jadeja & Dhoni👏🏻 Hard luck today!!!
NewZealand well played..🤓#INDvsNZ
HeartBreaking Pic👇😔 pic.twitter.com/eE6JmndGbv
— Sakshi T |MSDian| (@t_sakshi) July 10, 2019
— Vishwajeet Kumar (@Vishwaj51666629) July 10, 2019
— Vaibhav Shah (@Aviation_Freak) July 10, 2019
India lost the semi-final to New Zealand by 18 runs.
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