After the Indian Cricket team recorded a historic victory in the T20 World Cup 2024 against South Africa on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video message to commend team India. Following which the PM spoke to the Men in blue on the phone on Sunday and congratulated the team for their momentous win.

The Prime Minister also penned separate accolades for Team Captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Coach Rahul Dravid on social media.

Modi praised Rohit Sharma for his excellent captaincy and admired his T20 career. The Prime Minister praised Virat Kohli for his performance in the final and his significant contributions to Indian cricket overall. 

Dear @ImRo45,

You are excellence personified. Your aggressive mindset, batting and captaincy has given a new dimension to the Indian team. Your T20 career will be remembered fondly. Delighted to have spoken to you earlier today.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 30, 2024

Modi extended a special thanks to coach Rahul Dravid for his significant contribution to Indian cricket, recognising his role in nurturing and leading the team to success. 

Rahul Dravid’s incredible coaching journey has shaped the success of Indian cricket.

His unwavering dedication, strategic insights and nurturing the right talent have transformed the team.

India is grateful to him for his contributions and for inspiring generations. We are…
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 30, 2024

Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their retirement from T20 internationals after the win.

He further extended his accolades to Hardik Pandya for his decisive final over and Suryakumar Yadav for his remarkable boundary catch that dismissed David Miller. The Prime Minister spoke highly of Jasprit Bumrah’s consistent performance.

Dear @imVkohli,

Glad to have spoken to you. Like the innings in the Finals, you have anchored Indian batting splendidly. You’ve shone in all forms of the game. T20 Cricket will miss you but I am confident you’ll continue to motivate the new generation of players.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 30, 2024

In a post on social media ‘X’, PM Modi wrote, “Spoke to the Indian team and congratulated them on their exemplary success at the T20 World Cup. They have shown excellent skill and spirit throughout the tournament. Each player’s commitment is very motivating.”

(With inputs from PTI)