'It feels like the entire country is supporting us' - Harmanpreet Kaur shares her emotions after meeting PM Modi

India were defeated by nine runs in the CWG T20 tournament final by Australia.

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Published - Aug 14, 2022, 12:30 IST | Updated - Aug 14, 2022, 12:47 IST

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Indian Women’s team came agonizingly close in their quest to clinch the gold medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games as they had to contend with a silver medal following a narrow loss to World Champions Australia. However, the team was lauded for their exceptional performance in the tournament. To recognise their brilliant show, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur who expressed her delight over the same.

The Indian team had a memorable tournament in the 2022 CWG games held in Birmingham and were just inches away from the gold medal against tournament favourites Australia in the final. The Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur played a heroic knock of 65 runs, which eventually went in vain.

Harmanpreet reckoned that meeting the PM and listening to his encouraging words felt like the entire nation was behind them. His kind words meant that the people recognized their efforts and appreciated their hard work.

“It’s quite important to receive motivation from the country’s PM. When PM Modi speaks with us, it feels like the entire country is supporting us and that everybody is appreciating our hard work. It’s a big achievement for our cricket team,” Harmanpreet was quoted as saying by India Today.

This one will always be special: PM Narendra Modi on India’s silver medal in the women’s T20 tournament

Although the Indian team finished second best in the finale, the Indian PM was elated with the team’s performance and congratulated them for grabbing the prestigious silver medal at the first-ever women’s cricket tournament at the CWG. He also wished them all the best for their future endeavours in a post via his official Twitter handle.

“Cricket and India are inseparable. Our women’s cricket team played excellent cricket through the CWG and they bring home the prestigious silver medal. Being the first ever CWG medal in cricket, this one will always be special. Best wishes to all team members for a bright future,” PM Modi tweeted after Team India secured the silver medal in cricket at CWG 2022.

The Indian women’s cricket team’s silver medal meant that India finished in the fourth position with 61 medals to their tally, their fifth-best haul in Commonwealth Games history.