Jaipur: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi indirectly termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence as a ‘bad omen’. Rahul’s sarcasm is in the background of India’s loss to Australia in the ODI Cricket World Cup final held last day in the presence of Narendra Modi. Rahul made the ominous remark while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan’s Jalore, where assembly elections are being held. Rahul’s reaction was when someone from the audience mentioned this during the speech.
“Our team should have won the World Cup this time. But the bad omen came and the team lost. Channels may not show it on television. But the people of this country know everything’ – Rahul Gandhi said amidst applause from the audience. The video of this has been shared on the official page of the Congress X platform.
Meanwhile, former Indian player and Trinamool Congress leader Kirti Azad and Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi criticized Modi’s visit to the Indian cricket team’s dressing room. Kirti Azad pointed out that there is a minimum of dignity and nobility that should be maintained in the field of sports. There are no rules in politics, but there are rules in sports. Kirti Azad also asked if people can visit the Prime Minister’s office if they lose the election.
“No one is allowed in the dressing room except the players and support staff. That is the ICC rule. The Prime Minister was supposed to meet the players in the visitors’ area outside the dressing room. I am saying this as a sportsperson. And not as a politician. Will Modi allow his followers to come to his bedroom, dressing room or toilet to celebrate or comfort him?’ – Kirti Azad asked.
Priyanka Chaturvedi also criticized the Prime Minister’s entry into the dressing room. The criticism was for going to comfort the players with the camera when they were in the agony of defeat. “It is certain that the Indian players were not happy at all. They had not recovered from the shock of defeat. Meanwhile, he approached them with a camera to record the Prime Minister’s pep talk. Anyway, you can troll this tweet as much as you want’ – Priyanka noted.
India, who came with hopes of winning the World Cup, lost to Australia in the final. Aussies defeated India by six wickets. With this, India lost a golden opportunity to win the ODI World Cup for the first time since 2011. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and others arrived at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to watch the final match. After losing the match, Modi visited the Indian team members in the dressing room and returned after comforting everyone.