A video is being shared on social media claiming it is the visuals of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignoring Australian cricket team captain Pat Cummins during the ICC World Cup 2023 presentation ceremony. The post claims that PM Narendra Modi had ignored Pat Cummins during the World Cup trophy presentation after Australia’s victory against India in the ICC World Cup Finals on 19 November 2023. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignoring Pat Cummins during the ICC World Cup 2023 trophy presentation ceremony.
Fact: The video shared in the post is a clipped one. After Australia’s victory against India in the World Cup finals, PM Narendra Modi extended his congratulations to Pat Cummins and shook hands with him during the trophy presentation ceremony. The post shared a clip that is recorded when Narendra Modi left from the stage after the trophy presentation. Hence, the claim made in the post is Misleading.
On searching for the details of the claim made in the post, we found the ICC World Cup 2023 trophy presentation ceremony visuals in the replay and highlights videos published on the Hotstar website. Narendra Modi, along with Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, handed over the World Cup 2023 trophy to Pat Cummins and congratulated him for the victory. Narendra Modi shook hands with Pat Cummins and congratulated him during the trophy presentation.
Several news sites have published the photos taken during the World Cup trophy presentation ceremony. The photos show Narendra Modi cordially congratulating Pat Cummins for Australia’s victory in the World Cup finals.
The video clip shared in the post was recorded when Narendra Modi made his way down the stage after presenting the trophy. A few ‘X’ users have shared the unedited full video clip of Narendra Modi handing over the trophy to Pat Cummins.
However, after presenting the trophy to Pat Cummins, Narendra Modi and Richard Marles came down the stage and shook hands with the rest of the Australian team members and congratulated them on the victory. A few sports websites published articles reporting that the Australian Captain stood alone with the trophy for some moments, awaiting his teammates on stage, as Modi and Richard Marles congratulated the Australian team members. These sports sites called it an awkward moment during the presentation ceremony. But none of them reported that Narendra Modi ignored Pat Cummins during the ICC World Cup 2023 presentation ceremony.
To sum it up, a clipped video is shared as the visuals of PM Modi ignoring Pat Cummins at the ICC World Cup presentation ceremony.