At the end of the ODI World Cup 2023, Australia emerged as the winner after beating India in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium. At the toss, the visitors, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. This was a bold decision considering the chasing pressure of the knockouts. However, skipper Pat Cummins and his bowlers proved the decision right as they bowled out for 240 runs.
In reply, the Yellow Brigade chased down the target with six wickets in hand. Travis Head scored a hundred and ensured the team won by a massive margin. After the match, the team was congratulated by a lot of cricketers around the globe. Two of them are former Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and current T20I skipper, Shaheen Afridi.
“Congratulations Australia. What a commanding performance in the final,” wrote Babar in his Instagram story.
“Many congrats to Australia on winning the World Cup title. Surely the better team on the day. Hard luck India but the team played fantastically well throughout the tournament,” he tweeted.
On the other hand, Cummins said that winning the World Cup is the pinnacle of the game.
“That’s huge, that’s the pinnacle in cricket, winning a World Cup, especially here in India. These are the moments you remember for the rest of your life,” said Cummins.
“Just thrilled to be a part of it,” said man-of-the-match Head who only joined up with the squad following a period of rehabilitation after he broke his hand in South Africa on the eve of the tournament.
“It’s a lot better than seeing the World Cup on the couch at home (nursing his hand injury). I was a little bit nervous but Marnus played exceptionally well and soaked up all the pressure.”