'It's about Ground Conditions not politics, she is right' - Fans react to Mamata Banerjee's "India could've won World Cup final if it would've been played in Kolkata' statement

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee indirectly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party and blamed them of mixing politics with sports throughout the country.

Mathew K
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Mamata Banerjee and Rohit Sharma - Virat Kohli (File Photo: Twitter)

Mamata Banerjee and Rohit Sharma - Virat Kohli (File Photo: Twitter)

In a recent piece of news, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left everyone in shock with her statement on India’s defeat against Australia in the ODI World Cup 2023 final. Notably, the summit clash of the tournament was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday, November 19, 2023.

But West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee has something very different to say while speaking about India’s only one but major heartbreaking defeat in the summit clash of prestigious cricket quadrennial. She also took some political digs at the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.

“I can tell you if the (World Cup) final would have been in Eden (Gardens in Kolkata) or Wankhede (Stadium in Mumbai), we would have won. They (BJP) have given them saffron jerseys,” said Mamta Banerjee while addressing her party workers at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

"All federations have been taken over by political parties." - Mamata Banerjee

Furthermore, she spoke in detail about the saffron-coloured practice kit of the Indian cricket team. CM Banerjee targeted the Narendra Modi-led Union Government and blamed them of politicizing all the sports federations throughout the country.

“All federations have been taken over by political parties. There is gerua (saffron) in cricket and gerua in kabaddi. Now everything is turning into saffron. We are proud of our Indian players and I believe they will be the world champions. But even their dress has been turned to saffron when they practice. They used to wear blue earlier,” she said.

However, workers and members of Narendra Modi’s ruling party couldn’t keep themselves away from replying to WB CM Mamata Banerjee’s allegations of mixing politics into sports; they came up with an example of the Netherlands Cricket Team who also wear a saffron kit in their matches at any level in the cricketing world.

Talking about cricket, after a defeat in the ODI World Cup 2023 final; the new-look Team India under the captaincy of Suryakumar Yadav are in action in the five-match T20I series against Australia.

Here’s how fans reacted to the statement from WB CM Mamata Banerjee:




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