India’s impressive run at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 came to an end with a six-wicket loss to Australia in the final. Despite being in a commanding 47/3 while chasing 240, a remarkable partnership between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne denied India the chance to claim their third World Cup title.
The defeat was felt deeply by many sports icons on social media, including Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, and Abhinav Bindra. On Instagram, Kapil Dev offered words of comfort to Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, recognizing his talent and success and urging him to stay positive.
India entered the final with an impressive 10 consecutive wins under their belts. Virat Kohli emerged as the top scorer of the 2023 ODI World Cup with 765 runs, while Rohit Sharma followed closely behind with 597 runs. Mohammed Shami proved to be the top wicket-taker with 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 the players after their defeat. He emphasized that it was heartbreaking to lose following an otherwise excellent tournament and urged everyone to remember the effort and dedication they had shown throughout the competition.