“…just one bad day in an otherwise sterling tournament…” — As Team India faced defeat against Australia in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 on Sunday, cricket legends, fans and social media users expressed support and appreciation for the unit, with many calling it just a bad day at work. Many people took to social media to share heartfelt notes for Team India, consoling them and expressing their ardent support for the team.
Meanwhile, World Cup final players Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami said they were left heartbroken after the loss.
India opener Shubman Gill penned a moving message on Monday and also made a bold assertion for the Indian team’s supporters across the world. He expressed unwavering faith in the Men in Blue’s ability to succeed in any situation. He insisted that sometimes giving it your all is insufficient, stating that this is not the end. Gill amassed 354 runs in nine innings with the help of 4 half-centuries.
Shreyas Iyer said in a post on X, “We’re heartbroken, it still hasn’t sunk in and it won’t for a while. My first World Cup was an experience that has taught me so much and made me grateful for everything that’s come my way. Thank you to the @BCCI, team management, support staff, my teammates and you the fans for backing us from the beginning right up until the end. 🇮🇳❤️ And congratulations to the entire Australian team on a marvelous campaign 👏”