Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur was delighted after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
Harmanpreet and co. won the silver medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, losing to Australia in the final. It is the first women’s cricket event in the Commonwealth Games.
“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 said while speaking to ANI.
The event was held at the PM’s residence. It was attended by the Union Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, along with the coaches of the teams and athletes.
PM Modi had wished Harmanpreet Kaur and co after winning the silver medal
Following India’s narrow loss in the gold medal match against the Aussies, tweets poured out congratulating the women’s team for their achievement. PM Modi also praised the team following their performance at the event.
“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,” Modi had tweeted.