From PM Modi to Rahul Gandhi: Top political leaders extend support after India’s World Cup loss

Despite India's loss in World Cup final match against Australia, political leaders congratulated Men in Blue team for showcasing a commendable performance throughout tournament.

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India has just faced a disheartening defeat in the ICC World Cup 2023 final match against Australia. However, Indians, especially several political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood up to hail the spirit and enthusiasm to support the Men in Blue, acknowledging their ‘commendable performance’ throughout the tournament.

Political leaders extend support to Team India following their defeat

PM Modi was one of the first to extend his wishes to the Indian squad for its stellar performance throughout the ODI World Cup. Congratulating the team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said theirs was a "commendable performance.”

Taking it X, the prime minister also extended his congratulations to the Australian team for winning the trophy, saying, “Congratulations to Australia on a magnificent World Cup victory! Theirs was a commendable performance through the tournament, culminating in a splendid triumph. Compliments to Travis Head for his remarkable game today.”

Win or lose - we love you either way: Rahul Gandhi

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also took to his social media, praising Team India and said, “Win or lose - we love you either way.”

"Team INDIA, you played solidly well through the tournament! Win or lose - we love you either way and we will win the next one. Congratulations to Australia for a well deserved World Cup victory," Gandhi tweeted.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called India’s World Cup journey ‘exceptional.’

"India may have missed the trophy, but their journey in the World Cup was nothing short of exceptional. They fought hard, played outstanding cricket, and showcased brilliance in every game. Kudos to our boys for making the nation proud throughout the tournament," the AAP supremo said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Indian team will "emerge even stronger.”

"Our team played exceptionally well throughout the World Cup and delivered memorable performances. True sportsmanship involves emerging stronger from both triumphs and setbacks. I firmly believe that you will emerge even stronger," the union minister said.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, "Defeat stings, but our team's resilience shines brighter than any scoreboard.”

"Today, at the World Cup, we fought valiantly till the last ball, showcasing grit, skill, and unwavering determination. Though the victory eluded us this time, our players battled with hearts of lions, proving that true champions rise, no matter the outcome. We stand tall, proud of our team's spirit and sportsmanship," he said in a tweet.

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Further, several other political figures to their social media to extend their endless support to the Men in Blue team.

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