Fact Check: Truth Behind PM Modi Abandoning Pat Cummins During World Cup Presentation Ceremony

The clip, showing PM Modi abruptly leaving the stage after handing the men’s Cricket World Cup trophy to Australian captain Pat Cummins.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 22, 2023 16:28 IST
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The video circulating on social media suggesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi abandoned Pat Cummins during the ODI World Cup 2023 presentation ceremony has been debunked. The clip, seemingly showing PM Modi abruptly leaving the stage after handing the men’s Cricket World Cup trophy to Australian captain Pat Cummins, has been edited. In actuality, after the trophy presentation, PM Modi interacted with Cummins and congratulated the Australian team members for their World Cup triumph.

During the final match, Australia secured their sixth ICC Cricket World Cup title, propelled by an exceptional century from Travis Head. The enthralling victory came against hosts India, marking Australia’s World Cup win across various decades, spanning from the 1980s to the 2020s. Despite India’s successful semifinal journey, their quest for a major ICC Trophy remained unfulfilled as they faced defeat in the final match.

India’s pursuit of 241 runs commenced with an expensive first over by Jasprit Bumrah, conceding 15 runs, including three fours. Additionally, a missed catch on the first ball added to India’s early woes.

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Within the initial ten overs of the powerplay, Australia stood at 60/3. They achieved the 100-run milestone in 19.1 overs. Travis Head secured his half-century in 58 balls, featuring six fours and a six. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne offered crucial support from the opposite end.

Australia’s steady progress continued as they reached the 150-run mark in 27.1 overs. Travis’ exceptional performance led to his century in 95 balls, comprising 14 fours and three sixes. Despite India’s efforts, Australia dominated, reaching the 200-run mark in 36.3 overs.

Labuschagne notched his half-century in 99 balls, featuring three fours. Eventually, Travis’ monumental innings ended at 137 off 120 balls, including 15 fours and four sixes, as he was caught by Gill. At 239/4 in 42.5 overs, Australia sealed their victory.

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Glenn Maxwell delivered the final blows, securing the winning runs with seven overs to spare, claiming their sixth World Cup title. Bumrah took two wickets, while Shami and Siraj each secured a wicket.

First published on: Nov 22, 2023 04:28 PM IST

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