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Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and others console Team India after heartbreaking loss against Australia in CWC 2023 final

The ODI World Cup 2023 reached its pinnacle on Sunday, concluding with a highly-anticipated final at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, the dreams of millions were shattered as Team India faced a 6-wicket defeat against Australia, who secured their sixth ODI World Cup trophy.

Following the heart-wrenching loss, former Indian cricket legends took to social media to console and commend Team India for their spirited campaign in the tournament.

Sachin Tendulkar’s words of encouragement

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar expressed his disappointment on X (formerly Twitter), acknowledging that it was a tough day at the office for the Rohit Sharma-led side. Tendulkar congratulated Australia on their historic win and reminded fans that losses are an inevitable part of the sport.

“Congratulations to Australia on their sixth World Cup win. On the most important day of the biggest stage, they played better cricket. Hard luck Team India, just one bad day in an otherwise sterling tournament can be heartbreaking. I can imagine the agony of the players, fans and well-wishers and what they must be going through. Losses are a part of the sport but let us remember that this unit gave their all for us throughout the tournament,” wrote Tendulkar on X.

Gautam Gambhir’s message of resilience

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir praised the Indian team, emphasizing their status as a champion side. He urged the players to keep their heads high despite the defeat.

“As I’ve said we are a champion team irrespective. So chin up boys….Many many congrats to Australia!” tweeted Gambhir.

Yuvraj Singh’s hope for the future

Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh conveyed his congratulations to the team for their remarkable journey in the World Cup. While acknowledging the disappointing final result, Yuvraj encouraged the players to stay positive and look forward to the next tournament. He also commended Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and Virat Kohli for winning the Player of the Tournament award.

“Congratulations on this incredible journey all through the #WorldCup campaign The final result may not have been in our favour, but you created unforgettable moments and made us proud! You brought the entire nation together with what you achieved as a team Chin up and onwards to the next one! Congratulations @CricketAustrala on the win – it was your day and you did well to make it happen Well done #hitman @ImRo45 for leading from the front and creating history and congrats on winning the man of the series #KingKohli @imVkohli ! Very well deserved,” wrote Yuvraj.

Harbhajan Singh’s supportive message

2011 World Cup-winning team member Harbhajan Singh expressed the difficulty of accepting the setback but emphasized his pride in Team India. He assured the players of unwavering support.

“Tough one for us Indians to swallow this setback.. we are proud of our boys in blue .. we love you Team india 🇮🇳 #INDvsAUSfinal @BCCI #Worldcupfinal2023” tweeted Harbhajan.

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Ajinkya Rahane’s commendation for team effort

Senior cricketer Ajinkya Rahane applauded the team’s effort throughout the tournament, acknowledging that the outcome might not have been as hoped. He extended his congratulations to Australia for their victory.

“Today’s outcome might not be what we hoped for, but the team’s effort in the tournament was truly commendable and they fought well throughout. @BCCI Congratulations to Australia,” wrote Ajinkya.

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