Veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressed his heartfelt message following India’s defeat in the World Cup 2023 final. Ravichandran Ashwin praised Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah for their outstanding efforts in the tournament.
The Men in Blue suffered yet another heartbreaking defeat in the knockout stages of the ICC tournaments. The home team reached the summit clash with a 10-match winning streak. However, they failed to emerge as winners against Australia in the high-pressure game.
The Men in Blue suffered a six-wicket loss at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19. The hosts were bowled out for 240 runs after being asked to bat first. In response, the Australian team successfully chased down the target with 7 overs to spare.
Everyone In The Team Had Several Days To Remember – Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin, who was part of the 2011 World Cup-winning campaign, was devastated by the loss in the final against Australia. The off-spinner described the recent loss as ‘mighty, mighty heartbreak’.
“Mighty mighty heartbreak last night. Everyone in the team had several days to remember during this campaign and special mentions to @imVkohli @MdShami11 @ImRo45 and @Jaspritbumrah93,” Ashwin tweeted.
Ashwin played just one game in the tournament and managed to pick up one wicket for 34 runs in his 10 overs during the match in Chennai. However, he dropped from the playing XI in the next match and didn’t get any other opportunity to represent the team.
Congrats On Their 6th World Cup Win – Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin lauded the Australian cricket team, describing them as the giants of modern-day cricket. He applauded Australia for their remarkable performance and congratulated them on securing their sixth World Cup title.
“However I can’t help but applaud the giants of modern-day cricket “Australia”. What they did on the field yesterday was just unbelievable. Congrats on their 6th World Cup win,” Ashwin further mentioned.
Mighty mighty heartbreak last night💔 💔.
Everyone in the team had several days to remember during this campaign👌👌 and special mentions to @imVkohli @MdShami11 @ImRo45 and @Jaspritbumrah93 👏👏.
However I can’t help but applaud the giants of modern day cricket “Australia”.…
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) November 20, 2023
Australia lifted its World Cup trophy under the leadership of Allan Border in 1987. They went on to win the trophies in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015, and 2023. Ricky Ponting is the only captain to win the trophy twice for the Australian cricket team in ODI World Cup history.
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