In a heart-wrenching turn of events, Team Australia clinched victory by 6 wickets against India in the World Cup 2023 final, dashing the hopes of millions of fans.
The dream of the Indian cricket team to secure its third Cricket World Cup title came to a bitter end as Australia triumphed, claiming their 6th trophy in history.
Amidst the disappointment, a poignant image of Team India captain Rohit Sharma, with moist eyes, circulated widely on social media, evoking a wave of emotions. Edelweiss Mutual Fund CEO Radhika Gupta weighed in on the moment, highlighting the resilience of great leaders even in their toughest times.”Great leaders also have bad days. And shedding a tear doesn’t make you weak. A billion hearts giving you captain,” Ms. Gupta shared on X on Sunday.
Great leaders also have bad days.
And shedding a tear doesn’t make you weak.
A billion hearts giving you ❤️ captain. pic.twitter.com/uMwxIlIuY5
— Radhika Gupta (@iRadhikaGupta) November 19, 2023
The emotional snapshot resonated with internet users who flooded social media with messages of support for the Indian captain. One user expressed, “Rohit Sharma, in case you happen to read this post, please know that the team and you made us very proud.
We are with you all through. Well played Team India.” Another comment reflected, “O Captain! my Captain! Our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won. Men showing emotions are the sexiest. India loves you, Captain!”
In the pursuit of 241, India had the Australians reeling at 47/3, but stellar performances from Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne guided Australia to a six-wicket victory.
Reflecting on the loss, Rohit Sharma conceded, “The result has not gone our way. We were not good enough today. We tried everything, but it wasn’t supposed to be. 20-30 runs more would have been good.
KL and Kohli were stitching a good partnership, and we were looking at 270-280, but we kept losing wickets,” he remarked after the match.
This episode serves as a reminder that even in defeat, leaders like Rohit Sharma exhibit strength and resilience.
The emotional response from fans reflects the deep connection between the team and its supporters, showcasing the true spirit of sportsmanship and the ability to bounce back from setbacks.