The ODI World Cup 2023 might be over, but the thumping hasn’t rested well with the Men in Blue as well as the Indian cricket fans. After posting 240 runs on the board after being invited to bat first, the Indian bowlers could not capitalised their World Cup run, losing by six wickets. With the win, the Pat Cummins-led side registered record sixth title, courtesy Travis Head’s knock of 137.
This defeat definitely left tears in the eyes of skipper Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj, several other Indian cricketers have not penned their emotions. Expressing their love and support that the team received during the 45-day long tournament, Indian opener Shubman Gill took to social media writing, “Been almost 16 hours but still hurts like it did last night. Sometimes giving your everything isn’t enough. We fell short of our ultimate goal but every step in this journey has been a testament to our team’s spirit and dedication.”
While thanking fans he further added, “This isn’t the end, it’s not over until we win. Jai Hind.”
“Mighty mighty heartbreak last night. Everyone in the team had several days to remember during this campaign and special mentions to @imVkohli @MdShami11 @ImRo45 and @Jaspritbumrah93. However, I can’t help but applaud the giants of modern day cricket “Australia”. What they did on the field yesterday was just unbelievable,” Ravichandran Ashwin wrote.
“You win some, you lose some. Tough pill to swallow for us but we have our heads held high. Proud of this team & thanks for all love and support keep supporting & loving IN,” wrote Mohammed Shami.
Apart from the team members, several other former cricketers took to social to congratulate Australia and wish India for their performance. “Congratulations to Autralia on their sixth World Cup win. On the most important day of the bigget stage, they played better cricket. Hard luck Team India, jut one bad day in an otherwise sterling tournament can be heartbreaking. I can imagine the agony of the players, fans and well-wishers and what they must be going through,” Sachin wrote on X.
Here are how some others reacted to this heartbreaking loss for Team India: