Rahul Dravid, the former head coach of Team India during their triumphant ICC T20 World Cup campaign, reminisced about the previous encounter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, a meeting that occurred during a challenging period. He praised the victorious players, stating that they would motivate the younger generation. The last interaction with PM Modi in Ahmedabad was in a somber dressing room, marked by disappointment and distress, but the recent meeting at the Prime Minister's residence was filled with pride and elation.

The earlier meeting was on November 19, when the Indian team, despite 10 consecutive wins, faltered in the final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, leaving the nation disheartened. During that difficult time, Modi visited the team, offering individual support through handshakes, hugs, and words of encouragement, urging them to maintain high spirits.

Dravid expressed his appreciation to PM Modi for the chance to meet during the ODI 2023 World Cup final against Australia, a match they lost by six wickets. He was grateful for the opportunity to interact again under happier circumstances. Dravid emphasized the players' resilience and determination, which he believes will inspire future generations.

Suryakumar Yadav, a key player, discussed his crucial catch during the T20 World Cup final against South Africa, noting that he initially aimed to prevent a boundary. He highlighted the extensive practice that contributed to the successful play. Following their victory, the team celebrated with an open-top bus parade in Mumbai, greeted by enthusiastic fans.