Despite an impressive 45-day performance, India’s hopes for a third World Cup title were dashed in a heartbreaking six-wicket loss to Australia in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Indian cricket team had been unstoppable throughout the tournament, with Virat Kohli emerging as the top scorer and Mohammed Shami leading the way as the top wicket-taker.
Following the loss, India’s sports icons took to social media to express their appreciation for the Indian cricket team and their outstanding performance. Kapil Dev offered comforting words to skipper Rohit Sharma on Instagram, recognizing his talent and success while urging him to stay positive. Sachin Tendulkar, who was player of the tournament in 2003 when India lost to Australia in the final, empathized with the players after their defeat and emphasized the importance of remembering their effort and dedication throughout the competition.