India’s stellar performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was cut short after a heartbreaking six-wicket loss to Australia in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Despite Australia struggling with 47/3 while chasing 240, a remarkable 192-run partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne sealed India’s fate, leaving them without a potential third World Cup title.
Following the loss, India’s sports icons took to social media to express their appreciation for the Indian cricket team and their outstanding performance throughout the tournament. Kapil Dev offered comforting words to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma on Instagram, recognizing his talent and success while urging him to stay positive.
India had entered the final with an impressive 10 consecutive wins. Virat Kohli emerged as the top scorer of the 2023 ODI World Cup with 765 runs, while Rohit Sharma followed with 597 runs. Mohammed Shami proved to be the top wicket-taker with 24 wickets in the tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was also part of India’s losing team in the 2003 World Cup when they lost to Australia in the final, empathized with his fellow players after their defeat. He emphasized how devastating it is to lose following an otherwise excellent tournament and urged everyone to remember all that hard work and dedication they had shown throughout the competition.
Overall, despite not winning this year’s championship, India can take pride in their impressive performance and look forward to future opportunities on the international stage.