Prime Minister Modi dressing room controversy : Explore the aftermath of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Team India’s dressing room post World Cup defeat. Ravi Shastri’s noteworthy statement adds depth to the controversy, unraveling the intersection of politics and cricket’s inner sanctum.
Prime Minister Modi dressing room controversy : Following India’s loss in the World Cup final, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the dressing room to uplift Team India faced criticism from former player Kirti Azad. Despite the controversy, ex-Team India coach Ravi Shastri hails the PM’s gesture as “outstanding.”
In a statement to news agency ‘ANI,’ Shastri expressed his support, saying, “I think it is an outstanding thing because I know how the dressing room feels, and I have been in that dressing room for over seven years as India’s coach.” Shastri, who also had an illustrious career as a cricketer, believes that the Prime Minister’s visit, a rare occurrence, holds significant value. He emphasizes its potential to boost players’ morale during challenging times.
Kirti Azad criticized
Kirti Azad, however, raised concerns about Modi’s presence in the dressing room, arguing that only players and support staff are allowed in this sacred space. As a member of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team, Azad believes the ICC prohibits entry for anyone other than players and support staff.
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During Modi’s visit, he shared encouraging words with players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, acknowledging their past victories and reminding them of the nation’s attention. He commended their efforts and expressed satisfaction with Mohammed Shami’s performance. Union Home Minister Amit Shah also joined the Prime Minister during this interaction in the dressing room. The controversy surrounding Modi’s visit brings into question the boundaries between political figures and the private domain of a cricket team’s inner sanctum.