Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised the national cricket team and the junior hockey team for their splendid performances of late and said that they have made the entire country proud. Modi, in his Mann Ki Baat programme, has also praised Ravichandran Ashwin, Karun Nair and KL Rahul.
India routed England 4-0 in the recently concluded Test series and Indian Junior Hockey Team defeated Belgium in the final to lift the junior Hockey World Cup. Modi congratulated both the teams for making the country proud.
"Being Indians, it is but natural for us to feel elated. In the cricket series against England, India has triumphed 4-0. In this, the performance of some of the younger players deserves a special word of praise. The young Karun Nair scored a triple century and K. L. Rahul played a brilliant 199 run innings. Test captain Virat Kohli batted extremely well and also provided inspiring leadership," Modi said, reported PTI.
"Indian Cricket team's off-spin bowler R Ashwin has been declared 'Cricketer of the Year' as well as the 'Best Test Cricketer' by the ICC for the year 2016. My heartiest congratulations and many good wishes go to all of them.”
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"This achievement is a very good omen for the future of our Hockey team. Last month our Women players too won laurels. Indian Women's Hockey Team won the Asian Champions Trophy and just a few days ago in the under-18 Asia Cup, Indian Women's Hockey Team secured the Bronze Medal. I congratulate all our Cricket and Hockey team players from the core of my heart," he added.