The wait continues for another four years. Dreams shattered once more. Billion Indians were heartbroken. The players couldn’t make it in the last. Australia won their sixth World Cup trophy by defeating India by 6 wickets. After playing exceptionally well in the whole tournament, India couldn’t make it to the last. They entered in the final being unbeaten. In the whole tournament, India set an example of excellence. After that heartbreaking defeat, Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar is all optimistic about India’s performance through the World Cup. After the match, he shared his feelings.
India’s Excellence and Gavaskar’s Words:
After a long wait, India organized the tournament on home soil. Since the beginning of the tournament, India performed exceptionally well. In batting, bowling, and even fielding India was so perfect. They dominated every team in the tournament. They started the tournament by defeating Australia. After that, they defeated teams like Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, New Zealand, and others.
All the players were in great form. Virat Kohli scored 3 centuries in the tournament. Shreyas Iyer scored 2 centuries, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also scored centuries. They all batted in crucial moments and made India win the matches. The bowling unit was exceptional. Bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, and others were in dream form. They dominated the opponents in the whole tournament. Throughout this tournament, they have created so many fond memories.
After the match, former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar is optimistic about India’s performance throughout the tournament. He said, “We should be mighty proud of this Indian team. Sometimes it doesn’t go our way, but they’ve played excellent cricket. I’m super proud of them.”
Australia’s Triumph in the Final:
Australia has shown their excellence on the big stage once more. They became the world champion for the sixth time. In the beginning, Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. That was a match-winning decision. Australian bowlers dominated India since the beginning. Mitchell Starc took 3 wickets in 55 runs. Josh Hazelwood took 2 wickets in 60 runs. Skipper Pat Cummins was excellent. He picked up 2 wickets in 34 runs. Maxwell and Adam Zampa took 1 wicket each.
In the second innings, it was a pure Travis Head show. He single-handedly secured Australia’s win in the World Cup. After Warner’s dismissal, he controlled the innings. He played an excellent knock of 137 runs in 120 balls with 15 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries. Labuschagne remained unbeaten on 58 runs. Indian bowlers couldn’t dominate Australians. Australia won the match by 6 wickets.