After an impressive streak of ten consecutive victories, India faced a heartbreaking defeat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final against Australia, losing by six wickets. The year 2023 showcased India’s dominant campaign in the tournament, led by Rohit Sharma. Despite a flawless performance in the league stages, the Men in Blue missed a golden opportunity to end their ten-year-long ICC trophy drought at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
A recently circulating short clip from the World Cup final captures the jubilant Australian players celebrating their sixth World Cup title. However, in the background, Virat Kohli, the star Indian batter, is visibly disheartened, expressing his frustration by whipping the bails with his cap.
This poignant moment has garnered significant attention on social media, intensifying the sting of India’s World Cup loss.
It’s worth noting that Kohli had an exceptional run in the World Cup, contributing three centuries and six half-centuries from 11 innings. The 35-year-old also made history by first equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most ODI hundreds (49) during a match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Later, he surpassed this milestone with a magnificent knock of 117 (113) against New Zealand in the first semi-final at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.