India was handed a defeat by Australia in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. The Men in Blue performed brilliantly in the tournament winning 10 matches in the competition. Rohit Sharma's men performed exceptionally well in the tournament and played excellent games of cricket throughout one and a half months of time. The skipper was heartbroken after the loss in the final and went back to the dugout with teary eyes.
Rohit has led his team by example and took the team to the final of the ODI World Cup after 12 years and showed great intent of passion himself played with a selfless approach and gave starts from the top of the orders. The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi visited the team's dressing room after the loss.
Ravindra Jadeja tweeted and revealed PM Modi's special post-match gesture for the players. Several Bollywood stars were also on the ground and supported India with their heart. Though the team's wait for the major trophy continues. Jadeja was the highest wicket-taker for India among the spinners as the all-rounder picked 16 wickets and also holds the record for most wickets as an Indian spinner in a single edition of the tournament.
We had a great tournament but we ended up short yesterday: Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja tweeted saying, "We had a great tournament but we ended up short yesterday. We are all heartbroken but the support of our people is keeping us going. PM @narendramodi's visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very motivating."
Skipper Rohit Sharma said, "I mean the result hasn't gone our way and we know that we were not good enough on the day. But proud of the team. It wasn't supposed to be. Honestly, 20-30 runs would've been good. I thought when KL and Virat were batting, we were looking at 270-280 at that point and we kept losing wickets. Australia stitched a big partnership after losing three wickets. With 240 on the board, we wanted early wickets but credit to Travis Head and Marnus. They put us completely out of the game and I thought the wicket got better to bat under lights."