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India vs Sri Lanka: PM Modi congratulates women's cricket team for maiden Asian Games gold

Updated on: 25 September,2023 04:58 PM IST  |  Hangzhou
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India vs Sri Lanka: Modi also congratulated the 10m air rifle men's team for winning the gold medal at the Games and lauded the performance of other medal-winners and players as well

India vs Sri Lanka: PM Modi congratulates women's cricket team for maiden Asian Games gold

PM Modi, Indian women's cricket team (Pic: @bcci/X/AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Indian women cricket team for bagging maiden gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games 2023.


Modi also congratulated the 10m air rifle men's team for winning the gold medal at the Games and lauded the performance of other medal-winners and players as well. 


"What a grand show by our cricket team as they clinch Women Cricket gold at Asian Games. The country rejoices in their incredible achievement. Our daughters are keeping tricolour flying high in the sporting arena too with their talent, grit, skill and teamwork. Congratulations for your great victory," he said.


On a pitch difficult for batting, the Indian women's team struggled to 116 for seven but it was just about par score. However, Titas bowled a devastating first spell and finished with superb figures of 4-1-6-3 to play a big role in restricting Sri Lanka to 97 for eight in 20 overs. She had an able ally in leg-spinner Devika Vaidya (4-0-15-1), who kept a tight leash on the islanders.

Also lauding the gold-winning air rifle team, PM Modi said, "Our fantastic shooters from the 10m Air Rifle Men's Team, Rudrankksh Patil, Divyansh Panwar, and Aishwary Pratap Tomar have won the gold in truly awe inspiring manner as they did so while shattering the world record."

He saluted the champions for their fantastic display of skill and determination and wished that they keep reaching new heights.

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Congratulating the rowing men's quadruple sculls team of Satnam Singh, Parminder Singh, Sukhmeet, and Jakar Khan on clinching the bronze medal, he said their success has made the nation proud.

He also praised the 25m rapid fire pistol men's team of Anish Bhanwala, Vijayveer Sidhu and Adarsh Singh for securing the bronze medal.

The Prime Minister also congratulated Aishwary Pratap Tomar, who won the bronze medal in 10m air rifle event, and Ashish, Bheem Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Punit Kumar, who won the bronze medal in men's coxless four rowing team.

(With agency inputs)

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