PM Narendra Modi consoled the players in the dressing room following India’s defeat. The meeting’s video was extensively circulated. PM Modi gave Shami a hug and complimented him on his performance during that meeting. Social media users had conflicting opinions about the video after it went viral.
Shami disclosed that the players of the Indian cricket team were taken aback by the PM’s visit and were not prepared for it.
“After the loss, we were sitting dejectedly, our hearts broken. It felt like the result of one match negated two months of hard work. We were miserable because it was our bad day, but you have to hold your head up when the PM walks in.