“Feels like the entire country is supporting us”, says Harmanpreet Kaur after meeting PM Narendra Modi

Indian women's cricket team won the silver medal at CWG 2022.

India women's team with silver medal | Getty

Indian women's cricket team scripted history as they clinched their maiden silver medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 in Birmingham last Sunday (August 7).

Chasing 162 for victory in the final against Australia at Edgbaston, India women were bundled out for 152 runs with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (65) and Jemimah Rodrigues (33) being the top scorers.

As a result, India had to settle for a silver medal while Australia pocketed the gold.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (August 13) hosted the CWG 2022 Indian contingent at his residence and hailed the contribution of the athletes in making the country proud.

After the meeting, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said when PM Modi talked with them, they felt like the entire country appreciated them.

"It's quite important to receive motivation from the country's PM. When PM Modi speaks with us, it feels like the entire country is supporting us & that everybody is appreciating our hard work. It's a big achievement for our cricket team," Harmanpreet Kaur told ANI.

India finished fourth in the medal tally by winning a total of 61 medals at the CWG 2022, including 22 Gold, 16 Silver and 23 Bronze medals.


By Salman Anjum - 14 Aug, 2022

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