The billions of dreams were shattered on the night of 19th November in Ahmedabad when India lost to Australia by 6 wickets in the ODI World Cup 2023 final. The Indian players, including skipper Rohit Sharma and former skipper Virat Kohli were seen in tears and broken down into the emotions after the gut-wrenching defeat against Australia in the final.
Meanwhile, the star Indian pacer and leading wicket-taker of the tournament, Mohammed Shami came up with an emotional post after the conclusion of the final match in Ahmedabad. He shared a photograph in which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hugging and consoling him after India’s heartbreaking defeat.
The 33-year-old pacer thanked the Prime Minister of India for visiting the Indian dressing room and raising the spirit of Indian players following an unexpected outing in the summit clash of the tournament.
“Unfortunately, yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thankful to PM Narendra Modi for especially coming to the dressing room and raising our spirits. We will bounce back!” wrote Shami in his X-post (formerly Twitter) after the 6-wicket loss against Australia.
Here’s a look at Shami’s X-post:
Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thankful to PM @narendramodi for specially coming to the dressing room and raising our spirits. We will bounce back! pic.twitter.com/Aev27mzni5— 𝕸𝖔𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖒𝖆𝖉 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖒𝖎 (@MdShami11) November 20, 2023
Speaking of the action of the match between India and Australia, the Aussie skipper Pat Cummins won the toss and asked Rohit Sharma’s men to bat first; batting first, India could post an average total of 240 runs, losing all wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scored 47 runs off 31 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from him, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul also played the crucial knocks of 54 and 66 runs, respectively.
While chasing the target, the Australians fumbled in the beginning after losing 3 wickets at the score of 47 runs but, the partnership of 192 runs for the fourth wicket between Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head helped Australia to easily chase down the target in 43 overs, scoring 241 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.
Travis Head was adjudged ‘Player of the Match award for his excellent batting performance and match-defining knock of 137 runs in Australia’s favour.
Here’s how fans reacted to the X-Post shared by Mohammed Shami:
Proud of you SHAMI Bhai ..!!— Pankaj (@Pankaj41627) November 20, 2023
We stand with team India 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/AjQoZUPTCq
- quickest bowler to 50 W in WC— The Hawk Eye (@thehawkeyex) November 20, 2023
- 24 W in just 7 matches
- 7-57 best Indian in ODI
- 4 5W hauls best in WC history
Against the all odds, you rocked Shami bhai ❤️🙌🏼
You played well and made us proud Shami bhai ❤️❤️— desi mojito 🇮🇳 (@desimojito) November 20, 2023
My PM and my team 🙌🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/GJmQzwijFO— Ms.पॉजिटिविटी 🇮🇳 (@No__negativtyxd) November 20, 2023
Well played, Shami 🤌🏻🤌🏻🤌🏻🤌🏻— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) November 20, 2023
Proud of You shami. You never disappoint the team Whenever the ball is given to you.Better luck next time .— Sujeet Suman (@sujeetsuman1991) November 20, 2023
Well done 👍👍 pic.twitter.com/hbSrOW7MJF
Indeed, Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. But your and our team performance made us proud Shami. We know, what have you gone through in your personal life, but yet you did great. कुछ भी हो, मेरा भारत महान, मेरा पीएम महान, मेरी टीम महान। pic.twitter.com/nCCOZ2G1Ah— Nishant🇮🇳 (@iNishant4) November 20, 2023
Well Played...Team India 🤗💪 pic.twitter.com/Coa31KywYS— 𝐑𝐚𝐣𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚 𝐒𝐡𝐮𝐤𝐥𝐚 🇮🇳 (@irajendrashukla) November 20, 2023
The hallmark of a 'True Leader'. Great gesture by the PM 👏🏻👏🏻— Pramod Kumar Singh (@SinghPramod2784) November 20, 2023