New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he had a memorable conversation with members of the T20 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team. They discussed their journey during the recently concluded ICC event in the US and the Caribbean.

The Rohit Sharma-led team, which won the T20 World Cup last week by beating South Africa, arrived in Delhi early in the morning after being stranded in Bridgetown, Barbados due to a category 4 hurricane.

“A great meeting with our champions! We received the winning team of the World Cup at 7 pm, LKM and had a memorable conversation about their experiences during the tournament,” Modi posted on ‘X’ along with pictures.

The team landed in Delhi amid much fanfare and then proceeded to the Prime Minister’s residence for breakfast, where they stayed for nearly two hours.

The prime minister’s office had earlier shared a video of over a minute in which the players are seen sitting in a circle around Modi and engaged in conversation.

Captain Rohit Sharma stood to the right of Prime Minister Modi, while head coach Rahul Dravid stood to his left.

The players wore special, custom-made shirts with the world champions ‘CHAMPIONS’ in bold letters on the front and two stars, signifying two T20 World Cup titles, above the Team India emblem in the top left corner. They were all seen smiling as they chatted with the Prime Minister. The players also posed for a photo with the Prime Minister.

On the occasion, BCCI President Roger Binny and Secretary Jay Shah presented the Prime Minister with a personalized Team India jersey with ‘NAMO’ and ‘1’ written in bold letters on it.

Published July 4, 2024, 10:19 AM IST