Cricket World Cup: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian team for entering semifinals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Indian cricket team for entering the semifinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup, saying it was an "excellent performance" by the side.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015, 19:13 PM IST
Cricket World Cup: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Indian team for entering semifinals

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Indian cricket team for entering the semifinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup, saying it was an "excellent performance" by the side.

"Excellent game, excellent performance! Congrats yet again Team India," tweeted Modi.

Defending Champions India today defeated Bangladesh by 109 runs at the MCG to record their seventh consecutive win in the 2015 ICC World Cup and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also applauded the efforts.

Sonowal extended his wishes to the team for making last four stage of the mega-event and also congratulated Player-of-the-Match Rohit Sharma for his brilliant century.

In reply to India's commendable 302 for six, Bangladesh were dismissed for a paltry 193 in 45 overs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today.

Newly-elected BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur was also all praise for the team as he wrote on his twitter handle, "#WeWontGiveItBack ! Well Played Boys ! A billion cheers for Team India !"

Former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who is also the president of the All India Football Federation, said the country is proud of its cricket team.

"Marvelous victory for #TeamIndia at the Quarter Finals! The nation is proud as Team India makes it to the Semi Finals. #CWC15 #INDvsBAN,

The Minister of State for I-B, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also wished Team India.

"#IndvsBan Congratulations Team India. Keep Playing Well and Keep Winning," Rathore's twitter account said.