Australia PM Scott Morrisson invites Indian fans for World T20 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi responds

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Author 2019-10-27 00:24:31

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In one of the rarest of occasions of top ministers taking to the field to motivate a sporting team, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison was seen carrying water for Australia Prime Minister’s XI when they faced Sri Lanka during a practice match on October 24. Prime Minister’s XI defeated Sri Lanka by 1 wicket in what was a nail-biting encounter in Canberra. After the win, expressing excitement about the forthcoming World T20 2020 in Australia, PM Morrison took to social media platform Twitter to share an advertisement of the T20 World Cup while inviting Indian cricket fans to visit Australia during the tournament to which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a heartfelt reply.

Australia PM Scott Morrison invites Indian cricket fans to Australia

“After last night’s superb T20 match, really looking forward to Australia hosting the @T20WorldCup next year. @TourismAus have a great new advert, encouraging Indian cricket fans to consider a trip out here for it. What do you think @narendramodi?,” wrote Australia PM Morrison.

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PM Narendra Modi responds

To which PM Modi replied that as his ‘good friend’ is personally inviting fans, he is sure many more tourist and cricket lovers will plan to visit Australia while adding Indian cricket fans are the liveliest in the entire world. PM Modi also wished the people of Australia Happy Diwali.

“Lovely video. When my good friend and the PM of Australia @ScottMorrisonMP personally invites, I am sure many more tourists and cricket lovers will plan to visit Australia. And, our cricket fans are also the liveliest. Let me also wish the people of Australia a Happy Diwali!” replied PM Modi.

As per the qualifications criteria for the World T20 2020, Australia and the other nine top-ranked teams have already qualified for the showpiece tournament whereas the other six teams will have to make it from the ongoing ICC T20 World Qualifiers. Of the top 10 sides on the rankings table, top-ranked Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the Windies and Afghanistan will start their campaign directly in the Super 12s.

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