After an impressive streak of 10 consecutive victories in the World Cup 2023, Team India faced a tough defeat in the 2023 World Cup final against Australia, losing by six wickets on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Among the fervent supporters present at the stadium were many Bollywood icons, including Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Ayushmann Khurrana, and others, who cheered passionately for team India. Despite India falling short of the World Cup trophy to Australia, many celebrities took to social media to commend the team for their exceptional efforts and commitment showcased during the finals.
Shah Rukh Khan penned an emotional note for team India. He wrote, “The way the Indian team has played this whole tournament is a matter of honour and they showed great spirit and tenacity. It’s a sport and there are always a bad day or two. Unfortunately it happened today….but thank u Team India for making us so proud of our sporting legacy in cricket…u bring too much cheer to the whole of India. Love and respect. You make us one proud Nation.”
The way the Indian team has played this whole tournament is a matter of honour and they showed great spirit and tenacity. It’s a sport and there are always a bad day or two. Unfortunately it happened today….but thank u Team India for making us so proud of our sporting legacy in…
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 19, 2023
Ranveer Singh took to his Instagram stories and wrote, “Some high, some low, some good days, some bad days, some wins, some losses. That’s sports, That’s life. We are all gutted but let’s applaud our boys for giving it their all.”” Deepika Padukone shared a picture of the national flag as her Instagram story.
Ayushmann Khurrana shared a picture of himself from the match and wrote, “Just a bad day at the office @indiancricketteam You guys will always be remembered as the toughest side of #WorldCup2023 💪Thank you for the adrenaline! Well played! 🙌.” He also shared a photo of captain Rohit Sharma after India lost the match, where the skipper looked emotional, perhaps reflecting the mood of Indians.
Emotions ran high after Indian lost the match. In his post-match press conference, Rahul Dravid, the Indian cricket team coach, said, “He’s (Rohit Sharma) disappointed, as are many of the boys in the dressing room. There was a lot of emotion in that dressing room. It was tough to see as a coach, because I know how hard these guys have worked, what they’ve put in, the sacrifices they’ve made. So, it’s tough. It’s tough to see that as a coach, because you get to know these boys personally. You get to see the effort they put in, the hard work that we’ve put in over the last month.”