After playing effectively in the 2023 World Cup, India faced a 6-wicket victory yesterday against 5-time World Cup champions Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Having won the toss, the Aussies chose to field first asking India to bat. The Men in Blue had a flying start which was put by Rohit Sharma but unfortunately they struggled in the middle overs, posting a target of 241 runs for Australia.
In the second innings, Australia came out stronger and successfully managed to chase the delivered target in just 43 overs. With the win, Australia lifted the ICC World Cup trophy for the sixth time, with India getting defeated on its home ground with 1.4 lakh people witnessing the heart aching defeat. The hearts of a billion people were shattered to the core, with the whole country lamenting the loss with heavy hearts.
The team that suffered the most
The instance of team India’s captain Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Siraj and a few other players crying as soon as the match ended left all the fans in anguish. With the loss feeling like a personal loss, many fans reckoned that seeing our cricketers crying broke them. Team India were flooded with a lot of sympathy and support as they really did play exceptionally throughout the tournament. The role Rohit Sharma had played to uplift and lead his team from the front is just impeccable, with him doing his every bit to make sure that every player gives their best performance.
The visuals of Rohit Sharma crying heavy heartedly after hand-shaking formalities broke all the Indian fans. He went up to the dressing room with a heavy heart. Mohammed Siraj also broke down at the field with Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul consoling the young sensational bowler.
Siraj’s heartfelt Instagram story
Today, when it has been almost 24 hours since India lost to Australia in the World Cup finals, the team’s players have been taking to their social media handles to thank all the fans for their unwavering support throughout the tournament. Mohammed Siraj took to his Instagram handle to post a picture of the ICC World Cup Trophy in his story. With the trophy, he put three broken heart emojis which clearly shows his disappointment and torment after the heavy loss against Australia.
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