Last night, Australia shattered the hopes of over a billion Indian cricket fans by defeating India in the World Cup final at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi stadium. This victory marked Australia’s sixth title win in the tournament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was present at the stadium to witness the match, visited the Indian team in their dressing room after the defeat to offer his support and boost their spirits.
One particularly emotional moment occurred when star bowler Mohammad Shami hugged Prime Minister Modi during their meeting. Shami had been the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, showcasing his exceptional skills and contribution to the team. Expressing his gratitude, Shami took to social media platform X and posted a picture with the Prime Minister, thanking him for coming to the dressing room and lifting their spirits. He also acknowledged the overwhelming support of all Indians throughout the tournament and expressed confidence in the team’s ability to bounce back.
Ravindra Jadeja, another member of Team India, shared his appreciation for Prime Minister Modi’s visit, describing it as special and highly motivating.
In response to the team’s loss, Prime Minister Modi sent a message to Team India, commending their talent and determination throughout the World Cup. He praised their spirited play and expressed unwavering support, stating that they have brought immense pride to the nation.
The defeat was a major disappointment for the over 1.4 billion Indian fans who had hoped to see their team lift the coveted golden cup after a 12-year gap. Despite an impressive unbeaten streak of 10 matches in the tournament, India fell short against Australia. Batting first, India scored 240 runs in 50 overs, but Australia managed to chase the target with the help of Travis Head’s remarkable innings of 137 runs.
Looking ahead, India and Australia will now face each other in a five-match T20 series, with the first match scheduled to take place in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await this upcoming series as both teams aim to prove their mettle once again.