Kohli hugging Anushka: Like the Indian team and millions of fans around the world, Virat Kohli was also heartbroken by the defeat at the hands of Australia in the final of the ICC World Cup 2023. Kohli was declared the Player of the Tournament for scoring the most runs (765) in the World Cup, but even his many runs could not make India the champion. Travis Head scored a strong century to give Australia an easy victory over India.
Anushka consoled Kohli by hugging him in despair
Virat Kohli met his wife Anushka Sharma in the stands after India’s heartbreaking defeat. Anushka tried to console a dejected Kohli by hugging him. The picture of Anushka hugging Kohli is going viral on social media.
Kohli scored a half-century, but Australia won the title
Kohli played an innings of 54 runs in 63 balls and was bowled by Australian captain Pat Cummins. As soon as Kohli’s wicket fell, lakhs of spectators present at the Narendra Modi Stadium, and Anushka herself were stunned.
Travis Head gave a shock by playing an inning of 137 runs in 120 balls
The Indian team, which came to defend the target of 241 runs, was shocked by Travis Head’s innings of 137 runs in 120 balls and Australia won the World Cup title for the sixth time.
Pat praised his team after winning the title and expressed happiness over being successful in implementing his plans on the big stage against the Indian team.
Cummins post-match interview
Cummins said after the match, “I think we saved our best for last. Some big-game players stood up, and we’re very excited. We have been batting first throughout the tournament, today we thought it was a good night to chase the target.” We thought it might actually be a little simpler. It was a slightly slower wicket than I thought, especially with not as much spin as we thought. Everyone adjusted very well and bowled some tight lines.”
With this defeat, Kohli’s dream of winning the World Cup title for the second time has been shattered. It cannot be said yet whether he will play the ODI World Cup after this or not.