Wins or losses part of life: PM Modi's heartfelt message on World Cup 2019 defeat
New Delhi : Indian fans were left heartbroken with the results of semi-final game against New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Every Indian fan wanted his side to win the game, leading to a flood of emotions on social media.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reacted to the result on Twitter and said that ‘wins and losses are a part of life’. "A disappointing result, but good to see #TeamIndia’s fighting spirit till the very end. India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud. Wins and losses are a part of life. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours. #INDvsNZ," he posted on Twitter after the semifinal encounter.
A disappointing result, but good to see #TeamIndia’s fighting spirit till the very end.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2019
India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud.
Wins and losses are a part of life. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours. #INDvsNZ
With early wickets, New Zealand sent Indian batting order back in pavilion for mere 24-4 but then Ravindra Jadeja stood strong and almost took the game away from the Kiwis hands. Jadeja (77) then partnered MS Dhoni in a century-plus stand but India were bowled out for 221 in the final over
Opting to bat first in the rain-hit contest played over two days, New Zealand’s 239 for eight looked far from imposing against India’s formidable batting lineup. But Matt Henry (3-37) and Trent Boult (2-42) ripped the heart out of India’s top order and spinner Mitchell Santner struck two crucial blows in the middle overs.