India captain Rohit Sharma has finally spoken out about the World Cup 2023 Final defeat, admitting that it was difficult for him to move on from the disappointment he had on the big night.
In an interview with the Mumbai Indians, Rohit thanked his family and supporters for assisting him in putting the painful loss behind him and getting back to work ahead of his return to competitive cricket in the forthcoming Test series in South Africa.
After the huge World Cup final in Ahmedabad, Rohit Sharma claimed he felt helpless. On November 19, Rohit battled to hold back emotions after India was defeated by Australia in a one-sided final.
Rohit Sharma’s messages through video
Rohit Sharma fell one step short of becoming India’s third 50-over World Cup champion. With a revitalized mentality, Rohit led from the front throughout the tournament and walked the walk as India cruised to the final.
Indian Captain Rohit Sharma shared his emotions through the video.
For the first time in many years, India entered an ICC tournament final as favourites over superpower Australia. A timid batting performance, save for Rohit, and a spectacular Travis Head century enabled Australia to win a one-sided final at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Senior players Rohit and Virat Kohli appeared sad after the major final, and emotions were running high. After the big night, neither of them had spoken about the World Cup final. They both chose to take a long hiatus from competitive sports. Rohit was spotted on a family trip abroad.
“I had no idea how to recover from this.” I didn’t know what to do. My family and friends kept me going and kept things light around me, which was quite beneficial. It was difficult to digest, but life moves on, and you must move on. To be honest, continuing was difficult. I grew up watching the 50-over World Cup.
That was the ultimate prize, in my opinion. We’ve been working for that World Cup for years. It’s also disheartening because if you don’t get through it, you won’t obtain what you desire.
You are let down. “You, too, get frustrated,” Rohit Sharma stated in the video.
“I thought we had done everything we could on our end.” If you were to ask what went wrong with our team, what would you say? We won 10 games and made mistakes in those 10 games.
However, this occurs in every game we play. He said, “You can’t have a perfect game, but you can have a near-perfect game.”