Modi disappointed with India’s defeat but appreciates fighting spirit of team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was disappointed with India making a semifinal exit from the World Cup but was impressed with the fighting spirit the team showed in the nail-biting contest against New Zealand.

Chasing 240, a top-order collapse put India under the pump before Ravindra Jadeja’s sensational 77-run knock raised hopes of a turnaround but eventually the hot title-favourites fell short by 18 runs.

“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,” Modi tweeted.

India had lost just one match en route the semifinal and finished on top of the table before the knock out the stage.

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