Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the Indian cricket team on the phone on Sunday morning and congratulated the entire team on winning the T20 World Cup. He congratulated Rohit Sharma for his “splendid captaincy” and appreciated his T20 career. He also lauded Virat Kohli for his innings in the final as well as his contribution to Indian cricket.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.(File)

Modi appreciated Hardik Pandya for his final over and Suryakumar Yadav for his brilliant catch on the boundary lines. The PM also talked highly of pacer Jaspreet Bumrah’s contribution.

During the phone call, Modi also thanked coach Rahul Dravid for his contributions to Indian cricket.