The Indian cricket team put up a brilliant performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, winning 10 consecutive matches leading up to the final. However, their dreams of winning a third World Cup title were shattered after a six-wicket loss to Australia in the final held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Despite Australia being in trouble early on, with Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne putting together a 192-run partnership, India was unable to hold on and lost the match.
Following the defeat, India’s sports legends 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 performance throughout the tournament. On Instagram, Kapil Dev offered words of encouragement to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, recognizing his talent and success while urging him to stay positive.
Virat Kohli emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with 765 runs while Rohit Sharma followed closely behind with 597 runs. Mohammed Shami proved to be the top wicket-taker with an impressive total of 24 wickets throughout the competition. Despite their efforts, India fell short in the final match against Australia.
Sachin Tendulkar, who was 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 it is never easy losing following an otherwise excellent tournament and urged everyone to remember all that they had achieved throughout