India’s hopes for a third World Cup title were dashed after a six-wicket loss to Australia in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Despite being 47/3 while chasing 240, a stunning 192-run partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne led to India’s defeat.
Following the loss, sports icons like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, and Abhinav Bindra took to social media to express their appreciation for the Indian cricket team and their outstanding performance throughout the tournament. On Instagram, Kapil Dev offered comforting words to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, recognizing his talent and success and urging him to stay positive.
India had entered the final with an impressive run of 10 consecutive wins. Virat Kohli emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with an incredible 765 runs, while Rohit Sharma followed closely behind with 597 runs. Mohammed Shami proved to be the top wicket-taker with an impressive 24 wickets in the tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was named player of the tournament in the 2003 World Cup when India lost to Australia in the final, empathized with his fellow players after their defeat. He emphasized that losing following such an exceptional tournament is heartbreaking and urged everyone to remember all of their hard work and dedication throughout this competition.