India, despite a remarkable World Cup campaign, was unsuccessful in the tournament’s pinnacle match, the final. The Men In Blue went into the mega event undefeated, but it appeared that their streak came to an end on November 19, when Australia defeated them abysmally in the final and shattered a billion aspirations. The largest cricket stadium in the world, with a capacity of 132,000 spectators, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where he was in attendance to see his team lose the match.
India lost World Cup due to Narendra Modi?
However, was it Modi’s presence that caused India to lose? The leader of the Indian opposition party Congress, Rahul Gandhi, concurs. Tuesday, during an election rally in Rajasthan, Gandhi allegedly placed indirect responsibility on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Indian team’s World Cup defeat, as reported by Live Mint.
“Had our team performed better, they would have secured the World Cup.” However, ‘Panauti’ (fortuna) caused us to lose. Although the television crew will not reveal this, it is common knowledge.”
Subsequently, Ravi Shankar Prasad, a prominent figure within Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), urged Gandi to tender an apology.
“What transpired regarding you, Rahul Gandhi? You are addressing the nation’s prime minister with such language. Our Prime Minister encouraged the athletes during their meeting. Losing or winning constitutes an inherent aspect of the game. “Rahul Gandhi ought to issue an apology,” Prasad was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Congress leader KC Venugopal defended Gandhi’s remark, as reported by the Indian Express.
“For the past two days, many have been contemplating Rahul’s statement. 140 crore Indians anticipated the World Cup finals as a moment of national pride; however, those intent on exploiting the event for political gain were determined to derail this momentous occasion.