Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan expressed heartfelt admiration for Team India following their defeat against Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Despite Australia securing victory by 6 wickets, Amitabh Bachchan took to his official X account to convey his pride in the Indian cricket team’s performance.
In a poignant post, Bachchan wrote, “Team India… last night’s result is not, in any way, a reflection of your talent, capability, and standing… proud of you… better things will happen… keep at it.”
T 4836 – Team India .. last night’s result is not, in anyway, a reflection of your talent , capability and standing .. proud of you .. better things will happen .. keep at it .. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 20, 2023
Amitabh’s supportive message joined a chorus of sentiments from other Bollywood luminaries present at the stadium, including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shanaya Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Daggubati Venkatesh, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Vivek Oberoi.
Shah Rukh Khan acknowledged the team’s overall performance, stating, “The way the Indian team has played this whole tournament is a matter of honour and they showed great spirit and tenacity. It’s a sport and there are always a bad day or two. Unfortunately, it happened today….but thank u Team India for making us so proud of our sporting legacy in cricket…u bring too much cheer to the whole of India. Love and respect. You make us one proud Nation.”
The way the Indian team has played this whole tournament is a matter of honour and they showed great spirit and tenacity. It’s a sport and there are always a bad day or two. Unfortunately it happened today….but thank u Team India for making us so proud of our sporting legacy in…
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 19, 2023
Similarly, Kajol, through her Instagram stories, shared a picture of Team India during the National Anthem ceremony, emphasizing, “Haarkar jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hai. Well played Team India. Congratulations Australia on another World Cup. #WorldCupFinal.”
Kareena Kapoor, reflecting on the intense battle, wrote on Instagram, “Only Love and Respect. Team India tough battle but well played.” Vicky Kaushal echoed the sentiment, stating, “Still the best team out there. The skill and the character, grit and grace shown by Team India in this CWC has been phenomenal. Forever proud of you guys!”
Despite the defeat, the support and appreciation from Bollywood personalities underscore the enduring pride and unity inspired by Team India’s remarkable journey in the Cricket World Cup 2023.