PM Modi said Kapil Dev is the constant source of inspiration for all sports enthusiasts in the country.© PTIA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked former India skipper Kapil Dev and said the legend has been the inspiration for all sports enthusiasts in the country. Prime Minister Modi’s praise for Kapil Dev came after the World Cup captain praised him for his interaction with the Indian athletes competing in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics. “Dear @narendramodi Ji, I have seen and loved your interaction with Olympians. This will strike a chord with any athlete.Aaj aapne poori sports brotherhood ka dil jeet liya hai. Yay Hind!(You have won the hearts of all sports clubs, Jai Hind),’ Kapil Dev had written.
dear @narendramodi ji,
I’ve seen your interaction with Olympians and absolutely loved it. This will strike a chord with any athlete.
Here’s something I wrote. https://t.co/jhlDTnkz7c https://t.co/UmvV2skacG
— Kapil Dev (@therealkapildev) August 18, 2021
“Thank you @therealkapildev Ji for the kind words. You have been a constant source of inspiration to all sports enthusiasts. We all need to work together and ensure that Indian sports reach new heights in the near future,” PM Modi wrote while replying to the tweet from Kapil Dev.
Thank you @therealkapildev Ji for the kind words.
You have been a constant source of inspiration for all sports enthusiasts.
We must all work together and ensure that Indian sport reaches new heights in the near future. https://t.co/gb1aifZBW0
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 18, 2021
The Indian contingent from the Tokyo Olympics had breakfast with the prime minister at his residence on Monday. The Prime Minister interacted with the athletes and praised them for their expression on the showpiece.
Prime Minister Modi had earlier in his Independence Day speech on Sunday applauded the Indian Olympic athletes and said the country is proud of them for bringing glory to the nation and their achievement inspiring future generations.
India recorded its best ever medal win at the recently concluded Olympics, taking home a total of seven medals – one gold, two silver and four bronze.
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