Virat Kohli, like all members of the Indian team and millions of fans worldwide, felt devastated after Australia won the Cricket World Cup 2023 final. Despite Kohli’s outstanding performance with the bat and being named the player of the tournament, Australia’s victory prevented him from lifting the trophy. After Australia’s comfortable win led by Travis Head, Kohli, visibly heartbroken, sought comfort from his wife Anushka Sharma in the stands. The image of their embrace became widely shared on social media.
In the final, Kohli scored 54 runs off 63 balls before getting dismissed by Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins. Even his dismissal surprised the audience at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, leaving Anushka equally shocked.
Australia successfully chased a target of 241 runs, with Travis Head’s impressive 137 runs off 120 balls securing their 6th ODI World Cup title. Cummins praised his team’s performance, noting that they executed their plan perfectly to outdo the Indian side on the big occasion.
Kohli’s hope of winning the World Cup for the second time came to an end with this defeat. It remains uncertain whether he will participate in another ODI World Cup in the future.