The dream of the Indian team, which had badly defeated the opposition teams in all the 9 league matches of the ICC World Cup 2023 and then in the semi-finals, of winning the World Cup after 12 years was shattered.
Welcome to the weekly sports bulletin of News 18 Hindi Podcast. Please accept the greetings of Naveen Srivastava. Our today’s issue is based on World Cup 2023. The dream of the Indian team, which had badly defeated the opposition teams in all the 9 league matches of the ICC World Cup 2023 and then in the semi-finals, of winning the World Cup after 12 years was shattered. Crores of Indian fans along with Team India are feeling the pain of this dream remaining unfulfilled.
There is no doubt that the Indian team could not perform against the Kangaroos in the title match as they had done in the last ten matches. The Indian team proved to be a complete failure in making an effective strategy with batting, bowling and fielding. The Australian team, which won the World Cup trophy for the sixth time, defeated India in every field. In the same World Cup, the Australian team, which faced a crushing defeat in the league match against India, took lessons from past mistakes and made an efficient and successful strategy for the final match. Australian players bowled accurately with top class fielding. After this, thanks to Travis Head’s century and Marnus Labuschagne’s unbeaten half-century, Australia once again won the World Cup after 2015. Australia also won the World Cup in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.
The regret and disappointment of not winning the World Cup was visible on the faces of all the Indian players. Captain Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj’s eyes filled with tears. However, captain Rohit Sharma said that despite the defeat, he is proud of this Indian team. Yes, it is true that we did not play that well today. Still we tried everything possible, but it was not in our destiny. Rohit said that it would have been better if India had scored 20-30 more runs.