New Delhi, Dec 29: On the eve of starting their 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup campaign against Australia in Chennai, India skipper Rohit Sharma cut a candid yet serious figure while speaking about completing an unfinished business – of winning this title.
Over the next month and a half, Rohit and the Indian team sizzled with performances in all facets of the game and captured the imagination of everyone. Their road to this World Cup was full of uncertainty and injuries to key players.
Suddenly, in the run-up to the World Cup, everything seemed to fall in place and that led to a campaign where everyone felt that India wouldn’t be denied their rightful date with destiny – of winning the trophy at home and ending the silverware drought.
But if there is something which has defined Indian cricket for quite some time, came back on November 19 – of a so close yet so far feeling in global events.
India makes for a formidable side in bilateral series, but has been defined to falter at the last hurdle.
Unfortunately, despite the ten wins on the trot and everything working in their favour, India’s fairytale script was put to a halt by Australia in the final.
As captain Pat Cummins said on the pre-match day, he and his team managed to silence the huge army of blue jersey-wearing fans and spoil the party to grab their sixth World Cup title.