PM Modi congratulates blind cricket team for T20 WC triumph
New Delhi : In a huge boost to the Indian blind cricket team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup in Bengaluru.
Taking social media Tweeter PM said, “Delighted that India won the Blind T20 World Cup. Congratulations to the team. India is proud of their accomplishment,”.
Delighted that India won the Blind T20 World Cup. Congratulations to the team. India is proud of their accomplishment.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2017
Sports Minister Vijay Goel also congratulated the Indian team for lifting T20 World Cup for Blind for the second successive edition after defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final at Bengaluru.
“After success of Para Athletes at Rio Paralympics 2016, Indian team for blind cricket has added another chapter of glory in history of Indian sports by retaining T20 World Cup,” Goel said in a statement.
The Sports Minister said that the emphatic victory of India in finals over Pakistan is significant as the visiting side was enjoying unbeatable record in the championship this year till their defeat in finals by the home team.
India defeated Pakistan by nine wickets to lift their second successive blind T20 World Cup title.
The team had won the previous edition by defeating the same rivals in the final in 2012.