It is known that our current Prime Minister is very much aware and has a nose for news. From wishing the Olympics team last year to congratulating the Indian team after they defeated England, Narendra Modi has shown his presence, which is good. Indian visually impaired team recently won the 2017 T20 World Cup—the most prestigious cricket event for the specially-abled—by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets in the finals.
Their achievement, despite fighting the odds, meant that PM Modi was content and a seemingly happy leader who hailed the team in his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’. He wanted to meet the personally and congratulate them and invited them over in New Delhi at his home.
Modi lauded the champions and obliged them by signing bats, which will now become a part of the cherished memorabilia. He also graced them with pictures and selfies.
Delhi: Indian Blind Cricket team, the winner of T-20 Blind Cricket World Cup-2017, met PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/QBSsSJLYbz
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 28, 2017
This gesture by Narendra Modi should go a long way in boosting their confidence for their future endeavours. We salute this noble deed from Modi for the specially-abled cricketers who have brought joy to millions of Indian cricket fans.
This form of cricket started in 1996 and since then, it has gained immense popularity worldwide. In fact, the first T20 World Cup for the visually impaired took place in 2012 and it was held in Bengaluru, India.