In a thrilling encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India secured a spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final by defeating New Zealand by a comprehensive margin of 70 runs. The Men In Blue, led by captain Rohit Sharma, showcased an exceptional performance, with Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer standing out with impressive centuries, while speedster Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc with a phenomenal seven-wicket haul.
The stunning victory has set the stage for an epic final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19, where India will vie for the coveted World Cup trophy. Political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, lauded the team’s exceptional performance.
Appreciation from leaders
PM Modi commended Shami’s remarkable bowling not only in the semi-final but also throughout the World Cup, predicting that his efforts would be remembered by cricket enthusiasts for generations.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his excitement, describing the team’s entry into the final as entering “like a Boss” and wished them luck for the upcoming showdown. Meanwhile, union minister Anurag Thakur praised the team’s electrifying display of cricketing prowess and urged them to bring home the cup, emphasizing the nation’s united support for Team Bharat.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi joined in the congratulatory messages, commending Team India for their outstanding teamwork and skill throughout the game. He specifically acknowledged Virat Kohli for his incredible achievement and encouraged the team to bring the trophy home.
The semi-final clash against New Zealand was described as a “rollercoaster of a match,” keeping fans on the edge of their seats. As the anticipation builds for the final, the nation is rallying in unity, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to witness Team Bharat spin, swing, and smash their way to victory. With the stadium buzzing and the country immersed in the love of the game, the message is clear – it’s time for India to bring the World Cup home. Khelega Bharat… Khilega Bharat… Jeetega Bharat!