India’s loss to Australia in the recent ODI World Cup final drew attention as Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the game.

A viral video captured Modi offering consolation and praise to the Indian players in the dressing room for their tournament efforts.

Some netizens labeled this as a PR move by Modi, pointing out the clear audibility of his voice in the video while others remained indistinct. There were claims that a mic was placed on Modi’s back, sparking criticism that he was leveraging a challenging moment for personal promotion.