Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi hails Indian blind cricket team, `divyang` athletes

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation in the 29th edition of his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat', on Monday congratulated the Indian blind cricket team for winning the Twenty20 World Cup by beating arch-rivals Pakistan. India successfully defended their title in the T20 World Cup tournament for visually impaired by thrashing arch-rivals Pakistan by nine wickets in the finals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru earlier this month. Prime Minister Modi also lauded the women's team that bagged silver at the Asian Rugby Seven Trophy. They won five matches and lost one during the tournament. "Congrats to women players who won silver at Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy and Indian team for winning Blind T-20 World Cup," In the seven-nation round-robin competition, India defeated Laos 22-7, Philippines 12-5, Nepal 43-0 and Malaysia by 26-12, Pakistan by 5-0 before being beaten 0-29 in the last match by South Korea. He further welcomed the performance of the country's `divyang' players in Rio Olympics. India bagged two Gold, one Silver and one Bronze medal in the Paralympics event. Devendra Jhajharia bagged gold medal in javelin throw and Mariyappan Thangavelu got gold medal in High Jump. While Deepa Malik got Silver medal in shotput Varun Bhati bagged Bronze medal in High Jump event. (ANI)