Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘Panoti’ for the Indian cricket team.

On Sunday, Australia became the world cricket champions for the sixth time by defeating the unbeaten host team India by six wickets in the final of the Men’s ODI World Cup in Ahmedabad.

To watch the final between Australia and India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Bollywood actors, specially arrived at the arena among much fanfare.

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The Indian Prime Minister hoped that India would win the World Cup and he would give the World Cup trophy to Rohit Sharma with his own hands, but this wish could not be fulfilled.

While Indian fans are disappointed after losing the final to Australia, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi called Narendra Modi a ‘Panoti’ for the Indian cricket team.

According to Indian media, while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi mocked Narendra Modi and said “Well, our boys would have won the World Cup there, but ‘Panoti’ lost.”

On the other hand, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has strongly criticized Rahul Gandhi’s statement. Narendra Modi also went to the dressing room of the Indian cricket team and met the players after they lost.