Team India missed a golden opportunity to win the trophy in the final match of the Cricket World Cup held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The victory that the whole country was hoping for turned into a painful defeat. Indian players had tears in their eyes as the Kangaroos ended India’s trophy dreams by winning the final match. After the loss, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, who bowled brilliantly in the World Cup, posted a post on Twitter after the loss, with which he also shared a picture. In this picture, PM Modi is seen consoling Shami.
Shami posted on X that unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi especially for coming to the dressing room and encouraging us. We will be back!
Unfortunately yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. Thanks to the Prime Minister @NarendraModi Especially for coming into the dressing room and lifting our spirits. We will bounce back! pic.twitter.com/Aev27mzni5
— (@MdShami11) November 20, 2023
Shami was a late inclusion in India’s playing XI, but he made a big impact after that. After his semi-final success over New Zealand, he recorded the best performance of any bowler in a World Cup knockout game, with seven wickets. Brilliant performances against New Zealand (5/54) and Sri Lanka (5/18) helped Shami top the wicket charts.
First Published: November 20, 2023, 15:40 IST