India’s exceptional performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 came to an end with a six-wicket loss to Australia in the final match played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Despite Australia being in a precarious 47/3 while chasing a target of 240, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne’s 192-run partnership turned the tables on India, leaving them struggling to keep up.
Following India’s defeat, sports icons such as Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, and Abhinav Bindra took to social media to express their admiration for the Indian cricket team and their outstanding play throughout the tournament. On Instagram, Kapil Dev praised Rohit Sharma’s leadership and urged him to stay positive despite the loss.
India had dominated the competition with their impressive run of ten consecutive victories leading up to the final match. Virat Kohli was crowned as the top scorer of the 2023 ODI World Cup with an astounding 765 runs under his belt. Rohit Sharma followed closely behind with a remarkable 597 runs, while Mohammed Shami was recognized as the tournament’s top wicket-taker with an impressive tally of 24 dismissals.
Sachin Tendulkar, who had been part of India’s squad that lost to Australia in the final during his playing days in 2003, offered words of encouragement for India’s players following their heartbreaking loss. He emphasized that despite their exceptional efforts throughout the tournament, losses can be devastating and urged everyone to remember all that they had accomplished during this competition.