PM Narendra Modi hosts India women's cricket team, lauds them for making the nation proud

PTI, Jul, 27 2017

 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women's cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other "daughters" of the country.

The team has returned from London after participating in Women's World Cup in which India lost to England in the final played last Sunday.

Modi had posted a series of tweets before the match to wish luck to the team and to players individually. He had also tweeted soon after the match to hail the team's performance.

PM Narendra Modi with the Indian cricket team that took part in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017. Image courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi

PM Narendra Modi with the Indian cricket team that took part in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017. Image courtesy: Twitter/@narendramodi

During the interaction on Thursday, the players said that this was the first time that they had seen a prime minister tweet for the women's cricket team, the PMO said.

They said that they felt proud, happy and inspired to know that the prime minister was following their progress, PMO said in a statement.

Responding to questions asked by the players on handling pressure, the prime minister said that Yoga helps achieve a good balance between mind, body and action. He also said that practice of Yoga helps develop detachment, it said.

Telling the players that they had not "lost", the prime minister said that 125 crore Indians carried their defeat in the final, on their shoulders, and this was, in fact, their greatest victory, the statement said.

He said India's daughters have made the nation proud in many international sporting events and that the society is benefiting from the progress that women are making in various fields.

Besides sports, he mentioned the school results of Class 10 and 12; and women space scientists who have played a key role in prestigious ISRO missions.

The players presented a signed cricket bat to the Prime Minister.

Published Date: Jul 27, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 27, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115