The World Cup loss on Sunday saddened the nation. Rohit Sharma was visibly fighting back his tears. Virat Kohli, Siraj and other players looked extremely disappointed. It has been revealed that there was stunned silence in the dressing room post the defeat.
All players gathered in one room after the BCCI told them Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be speaking to them. The PM's pic in the dressing room was today shared by Ravindra Jadeja. "We had a great tournament but we ended up short yesterday. We are all heartbroken but the support of our people is keeping us going. PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating," the all-rounder wrote on social media.
Modi and his team had decided not to put out the pic, as it might trigger critics, especially those from the Opposition camp. Jadeja might actually be asked to delete the pic anytime. The PM trying to raise the morale of the players after a shock defeat is worthy of appreciation. At the same time, talking about it and thanking him might be seen as flattery by a section of the commentariat.