WATCH: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh break into tears after gut-wrenching World Cup defeat against Australia

Rohit Sharma scored 47 runs off 31 balls against Australia in the final of the ODI World Cup 2023. However, India failed to post a big total in the first innings.

Mathew K
Nov 20, 2023 16:02 IST
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Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh (File Photo: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh (File Photo: Twitter)

The contrasting emotions were at their peak on the night of the ODI World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia. There was absolute ecstasy in the Australian camp after they clinched the sixth ODI World Cup title in the history of the tournament. On the other hand, there were tears of agony and scars of defeat in the Indian camp, especially the skipper Rohit Sharma.

While greeting the teammates and other people on the ground, Rohit was seen leaving the ground in tears while his wife Ritika Sajdeh also broke down into emotions after seeing her husband dejected on the field.

The video of this gut-wrenching moment is also making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared by a cricket fan over X (formerly Twitter).

Here’s the video of Rohit Sharma crying after India’s defeat:


Speaking of the action of the match, India were asked to bat first by Aussie skipper Pat Cummins after winning the toss. Batting first, India could post an average total of 240 runs, losing all wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma scored 47 runs off 31 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes followed by Virat Kohli’s 54-run knock and 66 runs scored by KL Rahul.

The veteran pacer Mitchell Starc scalped three wickets for Australia, alongside two wickets each picked by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Apart from this, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa also bagged one wicket each.

While chasing the target, Australia faced some early blows as they lost 3 wickets just at the score of 47 runs; however, they recovered on the back of Travis Head’s sensational century (137 runs) and he also stitched a 192-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne helped Australia to win the match by 6 wickets and clinch their sixth ODI World Cup title.

Travis Head won the ‘Player of the Match award for his match-winning century in Australia’s favour.

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