PM Modi Recounts VVS Laxman-Rahul Dravid Partnership To Inspire Students

Updated: 20 January 2020 21:17 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the VVS Laxman-Rahul Dravid partnership and Anil Kumble bowling with a broken jaw as the "power of motivation and positive thinking".

PM Modi Recounts VVS Laxman-Rahul Dravid Partnership To Inspire Students
VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid put on a historic 376-run partnership against Australia in 2001. © Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday motivated students by citing as examples Rahul Dravid and VSS Laxman's epic partnership and Anil Kumble bowling with a broken jaw. During the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event for students getting ready for exams, the Prime Minister asked them to remember the India-Australia Test series in 2001 to emphasise his message about positive thinking. "Our cricket team was facing setbacks. The mood was not very good. But in those moments can we ever forget what Rahul Dravid and V V S Laxman did? They turned the match around," the PM said.

Exhorting students, he also mentioned Kumble's effort during the 2002 Antigua Test against the West Indies.

"Similarly, who can forget Anil Kumble bowling with an injury. This is the power of motivation and positive thinking," PM Modi said. He termed both Kumble's effort and the 376-run partnership between Dravid and Laxman as the "power of motivation and positive thinking", which helped India stage an incredible turnaround and script a famous win after following on.

Reaching out to students across the country through the third edition of the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' programme at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, the Prime Minister told them not to get demotivated by temporary setbacks.

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Highlights
  • PM Modi was speaking at the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event for students
  • He spoke about the Dravid-Laxman partnership against Australia in 2001
  • He also spoke about Anil Kumble playing with a broken jaw
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