Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the ICC World Cup final in Ahmedabad on November 19, according to reports in the media. The summit clash will feature the home team India at the world’s largest cricket stadium.
Known for his avid interest in cricket, PM Modi was among the first to congratulate Team India after their victory over New Zealand, securing a spot in the ODI World Cup final for the fourth time in history. Commending the standout performances of Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami in the match, the Prime Minister shared his appreciation on social media.
This marks PM Modi’s return to a cricket match, the last being the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia earlier this year. During that event, PM Modi and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese graced the Narendra Modi Stadium, meeting players from both teams and taking a lap of honour.
As anticipation builds for the World Cup final, the possibility of an India vs. Australia showdown looms, contingent on the outcome of the second semi-final between Australia and South Africa. Having already triumphed over both teams in the league stage, India aims to secure their third ODI World Cup title, with their last victories in 1983 under Kapil Dev and in 2011 under MS Dhoni.
With an impeccable record of not losing a single game in the current edition, the hosts appear poised to fulfill the dreams of Indian cricket fans. The final on Sunday holds the promise of a thrilling culmination to a successful campaign for Team India.