India captain Rohit Sharma impressed with a quick start in the World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In his innings, Rohit scored 47 runs off just 31 balls, setting a solid foundation for the middle-order. However, his innings was cut short by Glenn Maxwell. Despite not converting his start into a big score, Rohit’s aggressive batting style won over fans and former cricketers.
Former cricketer Irfan Pathan took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to praise Rohit’s performance, calling him incredible. Another former cricketer-turned-pundit, Aakash Chopra, also commended Rohit, highlighting his aggressive style of play.
Unfortunately, Rohit’s cameo was not enough to secure a victory for India as Australia comfortably chased down the target of 241 runs in the final. Australia’s Travis Head played a crucial role in their victory, taking a spectacular diving catch to dismiss Rohit and becoming the third Australian player to score a century in an ODI World Cup final.
After his match-winning knock of 137 runs, Travis Head was named the Player of the Match, leading Australia to their sixth Cricket World Cup title. Head expressed his astonishment at his performance, stating that he never expected such a result.
During the match, Head dominated the Indian bowlers, scoring his match-winning century off 120 balls. He credited his confidence to the first twenty balls he played and praised teammate Mitch Marsh for setting the tone of the game. Head also mentioned that the decision to bowl first after winning the toss was crucial as the wicket improved as the day progressed.
Overall, Rohit Sharma’s quick start and Travis Head’s exceptional century were the highlights of the World Cup final. Despite India’s loss, Rohit received praise for his aggressive batting, while Head’s performance led Australia to their sixth World Cup title.