Mohammed Shami promises India ‘will bounce back’ after loss to Australia
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami took to micro-blogging platform ‘X’ to share a heartfelt message after the Men in Blues beat Australia in the World Cup 2023 final on Sunday.
Mohammed Shami thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his massive support after India’s loss in the World Cup Final. Image: X / @MdShami11
A day after Team India suffered a heartbreaking six-wicket defeat over Australia in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2023 in Ahmedabad, pacer Mohammed Shami has posted a heartfelt message on the microblogging platform ‘X’, promising that the Men in Blue. Bounce back.
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Sharing a photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi commiserating with him, Shami wrote: “Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all the Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thanks to PM @narendramodi for coming specially to the dressing room and lifting our spirits. We’ll bounce back!”
Ravindra Jadeja also shared a photo of the Indian players meeting PM Modi in the dressing room after the final, calling it “special and exciting”.
We had a great tournament but came up short yesterday. We are all heartbroken but the support of our family is keeping us going. PM @narendramodiA visit to the dressing room yesterday was special and very exciting. pic.twitter.com/q0la2X5wfU
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) November 20, 2023
India’s wait for a major ICC trophy in 10 years got even longer after the loss, and the defeat was all the more traumatic as the Men in Blue had won all 10 matches leading up to the final.
After being put into bat by Australia, Rohit Sharma (47) put the hosts in front before falling short of a fifty in the 10th overth over. Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (66) steadied the ship with a sanctioned 67-run stand, but the likes of Shreyas Iyer (4) and Shubman Gill (4) came under heavy pressure.
India were dismissed for 240, and while Australia suffered early hits in the chase to be restricted to 47/3, Travis Head (137) and Marnus Labuschagne (58*) forged a 192-run stand to take the Aussies to the sixth ODI in the end. World Cup title.
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