Former India skipper Kapil Dev posted a heartfelt message for Rohit Sharma after India’s loss against Australia in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Australia, on Sunday (November 19), stunned high-flying India by six wickets to clinch a record-extending sixth World Cup title.
India entered the final as the firm favorites after winning all of their ten games in the competition including a six-wicket win over Australia in the league stage. However, the winning form and momentum made little difference as Australia completely outplayed India to clinch a famous win. The Pat Cummins-led side thoroughly dominated the contest right from the beginning to clinch yet another World Cup title.
Asked to bat first, India lost Shubman Gill’s wicket cheaply before Rohit Sharma’s quickfire knock of 47 runs helped them recover. However, Australia struck back by removing the captain and Shreyas Iyer in quick time. KL Rahul (66) and Virat Kohli (54) scored half-centuries but India was eventually bowled out for a modest total of 240 runs.
Kapil Dev’s message for Rohit Sharma:
India started well with the ball and had Australia reeling at 47 for 3. However, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne quickly steadied the ship and sealed the game for their team by sharing a mammoth stand of 192 runs for the fourth wicket. Head scored 137 runs off 120 balls with the help of 15 fours and 4 sixes while Labuschagne remained unbeaten on 58.
Soon after the game ended, the cameras caught an emotional Rohit Sharma trying his best to control his tears. The India skipper tried all he could to hide his tears while walking off the field. And on Monday (November 20), the legendary Kapil Dev took to Instagram to post a heartwarming message for the India captain.
Posting a couple of pictures of Rohit Sharma after the game, Kapil Dev wrote: “Rohit, you are a master at what you do. You have a lot of success awaiting you. Its tough I know but keep your spirits up. India is with you.”
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