World Cup 2019: PM Narendra Modi wishes Virat Kohli the very best
Virat had earlier congratulated Modi who was elected Indian PM for the second term.
Updated - May 26, 2019 4:54 pm
May 23 was a big day for India as the results of the 2019 polls were announced. The Narendra Modi wave continued and, in fact, turned out to be a tsunami as the Bhartiya Janta Party and its allies swept a massive majority of the polls throughout the country. They even won seats in regions they had no presence at one time. Similarly, the whole country is waiting for yet another tsunami from Virat Kohli and the whole Indian team as they vie for their third ICC World Cup title after 1983 and 2011.
Recently the Men in Blue played in their first warm-up game against New Zealand but came up short thanks to the Kiwi bowling taking advantage of the pitch and overhead conditions to keep Kohli and his men to 179. Both Narendra Modi and Virat Kohli are known for their aggressive leadership style and for their amazing performances as an individual as well. As Modi led the NDA to 353 seats, with BJP alone bringing in 303 seats.
Virat had invited Modi to his wedding reception and the PM attended the function in Delhi and blessed the couple back in December 2017. Since then, Kohli has been supporting PM Modi in his endeavours like the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and PM has kept abreast of the Indian captain’s achievements on the field as well.
Kohli congratulated Modi
As PM Modi is set to start his second term as the Prime Minister of the country, Virat took to Twitter to wish him with a message saying, “Congratulations @narendramodi ji. We believe India is going to reach greater heights with your vision. Jai hind.”
Congratulations @narendramodi ji. We believe India is going to reach greater heights with your vision. Jai hind.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 24, 2019
In reply, PM Modi sent best wishes to Kohli and the Indian team for their World Cup 2019 campaign and wrote, “Thank you @imVkohli. Wishing you and the team the very best for the upcoming World Cup.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 25, 2019
Indian team meanwhile will now take on Bangladesh in the second and final warm-up game on May 28, before the main draw of the World Cup begins on May 30 with South Africa taking on hosts England. The Men in Blue will start their campaign in the tournament on June 5 and will take on the Proteas.