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PM Modi hails U-19 world cup team coach Dravid in election rally

The Dravid's reference in the rally came when Prime Minister Modi was attacking the Congress government in Karnataka over corruption

ANI  |  Bengaluru 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a memento by BJP leaders during the completion of Parivartan Yatra rally in Bengaluru. Photo: PTI

Narendra Modi, who was addressing an in Bengaluru, Rahul Dravid's home-town, on Sunday recognised the former cricketer's role in India's title victory.

Hailing Dravid's role as the head coach of the team, the said the former inspired honesty and unselfishness.

"Our U-19 cricket team won the World Cup yesterday.

Their head coach was a significant factor behind this victory. He teaches us to work honestly and live for others," Modi said.

The colts, on Saturday, crushed Australia by eight wickets to lift their overall fourth ICC U-19 World Cup, at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

The Dravid's reference in the rally came when Modi was attacking the Congress government in over corruption.

Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have kickstarted their election rallies in the state, which is heading for legislative assembly elections in April-May this year.

First Published: Sun, February 04 2018. 20:30 IST