India suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Australia in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Australia chased down the 241-run target set by the Men In Blues with 42 balls to spare. Travis Head coasted Australia to a famous win with his knock of 137 runs. With this win, Australia is now a six-time World Champion and the most successful cricket nation in the history of the game.
This was the second instance when Australia went past India in the finals of an ODI World Cup. The first one came back in 2003 when Australia led by Ricky Ponting hammered India in the finals of the 2003 World Cup. Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a heartfelt message in support of the Indian team after the loss in the finals.
“Congratulations to Australia on their sixth World Cup win. On the most important day of the biggest stage, they played better cricket. Hard luck Team India, just one bad day in an otherwise sterling tournament can be heartbreaking. I can imagine the agony of the players, fans and well-wishers and what they must be going through. Losses are a part of the sport but let us remember that this unit gave their all for us throughout the tournament,” stated Sachin Tendulkar.
Watch- Sachin Tendulkar’s Heartfelt Message For Team India
Congratulations to Australia on their sixth World Cup win. On the most important day of the biggest stage, they played better cricket.
Hard luck Team India, just one bad day in an otherwise sterling tournament can be heartbreaking. I can imagine the agony of the players, fans…
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 20, 2023
Sachin Tendulkar was a member of the Indian team which lost the finals against Australia in the 2003 World Cup. In fact, he was the leading runscorer and Player of The Tournament in the 2003 World Cup scoring 673 runs in the tournament. Virat Kohli broke his record this year by scoring 765 runs in the 2023 edition of the World Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar acknowledged the hard work shown by the Indian team in this tournament and sympathized with the players. He congratulated Australia on winning the World Cup title for the sixth time. Australia is the only team to defeat India in the World Cup finals doing that twice in 2003 and 2023 respectively.
India will now gear up to face Australia in a five-match T20I series where it is speculated that either Suryakumar Yadav or Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead the Indian side. The Indian squad for the same will be announced soon while Australia have already announced their squad led by Matthew Wade.
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