Rohit Sharma after losing WC 2023 Final

Rohit Sharma on Lose WC 2023: Chasing India's target of 241 runs, Australia scored 120 off 15 balls with four sixes and 137 fours as well as his 110-run fourth-wicket partnership with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out off 192 balls, four fours) to win the match by 43 for four in 241 overs. India failed to avenge the defeat against Australia in the Cup final. The team was also defeated by Australia in the final of the World Test Championship this year, while the same team also defeated them in the 2003 World Cup semi-finals.

Rohit Sharma said on the toss after the defeat

The Indian captain said on Australia becoming champions for the sixth time, "Australia made a big partnership after losing three wickets. After scoring 240 runs, we wanted to get early wickets but the credit goes to Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne who threw us out of the game completely. "I thought the wicket was better for batting under lights. We knew it would be better in the lights but we don't want to make any excuses. We didn't bat well, but credit goes to two of their players for putting on a big partnership."

Riding on the winning streak of 10 consecutive wins, India were hoping to win the third World Cup at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the tournament's most successful batsmen Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin dreamed of being part of the Indian team that won the ODI World Cup for the second time while captain Rohit Sharma dreamed of becoming the ODI World Champion for the first time but Pat Cummins's team kept these dreams. Did not let it come true.