While fans expressed their disbelief on social media, they also stated that they would continue to support the team.
Australian captain Pat Cummins validated his statement, "There's nothing more satisfying than hearing a big crowd go silent," as Indian fans witnessed an unexpected turn of events in the final of the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023. Despite a remarkable performance throughout the tournament, winning 11 consecutive games, India faced a disappointing loss in the crucial final.
After setting a below-par target of 240 runs, India managed to take three key wickets in the Powerplay. However, Travis Head's outstanding individual performance shifted the momentum decisively in Australia's favour. The Indian bowlers struggled against Head's dominance, leaving the crowd at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium mostly silent.
With the game slipping away, fans expressed their disbelief on social media, highlighting that this wasn't the same team that had reached the final. However, despite all this, they also stated that they would continue to support the team.
Travis Head's exceptional innings of 137 runs off 120 balls proved to be the decisive factor, overshadowing the early departures of David Warner (7), Mitchell Marsh (15), and Steven Smith (4).
Despite efforts from Indian batsmen, including Rohit Sharma's 47, Virat Kohli's 54, and KL Rahul's 66, the overall batting unit faltered against the formidable Australian bowling attack.