Pics: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli Dejected As India Suffer Bitter World Cup Final Defeat
The Indian cricket team's dream of winning the Cricket World Cup 2023 for the third time in its history ended on a sour note, as Australia secured a comfortable victory in the final, lifting the coveted trophy for the 6th time in their history. India, who were unbeaten in the tournament until the final, couldn't produce the same magic in the summit clash, leaving the players on the field shattered and heartbroken. Mohammed Siraj couldn't control his tears as Australia hit the winning runs while the likes of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, and others were dejected.
Kohli was named the player of the tournament, having scored the most number of runs while Shami ended the campaign as the top wicket-taker. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, etc. had all produced commendable performances throughout the course of the event. But, fate had other plans for them in the final.
Heads high, hearts proud #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/1oITOFWMrf
One of those nights when you want to forget whatever has happened, but you simply cannot. pic.twitter.com/0foeMVqvuS
Missed out in World Cup 2011.
330 runs in World Cup 2015.
648 runs in World Cup 2019.
597 runs in World Cup 2023.
Rohit Sharma has given everything but this picture is painful. pic.twitter.com/cOeP1bdg0T
Rohit Sharma led from front, with bat, played aggressive brand & selfless cricket
Still no trophy he deserves this wc more than anyone pic.twitter.com/YbsX3bGElN
kl falling to his knees, siraj, shami, bumrah holding onto each other because they couldn't stop crying, virat trying to control his tears, rohit on the verge of crying :( this is beyond heartbreaking but we are still VERY PROUD of you @ict . it's okay. chin up kings pic.twitter.com/mJvYIfWji4