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ODI WC Final: Ind v Aust Nov 19, 2023 - AUSTRALIA 2023 CHAMPIONS

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Popping in here to say congratulations Australia. I'm not sure you're a better ODI side than India every day of the week, but the bottom line is that you know how to win when it counts. This is not an anomaly.

On the other hand, India are surely venturing in to South Africa's territory with regards to being chokers, right? (I know New Zealand are in that conversation as well, but I'd see us more being overachievers than chokers)
NZ have been unlucky.
Ran in to Australia at home in the final of 15. They did to NZ what we just did to India.

2019 is an abortion of a result. Deadset bullshit.

Got unlucky at this cup and then faced a red hot India.

For everything that goes wrong on in cricket, I like and respect NZ.
 

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@TheParraboy thoughts on this thread should be stapled to the top of Cricket international game day thread for eternity even if posts are no required or posted.

This thread deserves to stay at the top for as long as LU exists I reckon. As Australian Cricket's finest hour.

Not sent to the backwater of the forum.
 

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its certainly been hanging a round for a while

India are the team that just keeps on giving particularly on social media
 

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@TheParraboy thoughts on this thread should be stapled to the top of Cricket international game day thread for eternity even if posts are no required or posted.

This thread deserves to stay at the top for as long as LU exists I reckon. As Australian Cricket's finest hour.

Not sent to the backwater of the forum.


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Rohit: 'It was not so easy to just move on' from World Cup final defeat​

"After the final, it was very hard to get back and start moving on, which is why I decided that I need to go somewhere and just get my mind out of this"

Losing the ODI World Cup final to Australia hit India captain Rohit Sharma so hard that "it was very hard to get back and start moving on". Speaking to fans helped him heal, he said in a social-media video on Wednesday.

Twenty-four days after the final in Ahmedabad, which India lost after winning all ten of their games in the run-up to the title clash, Rohit put out the message on Instagram, saying, "I had no idea how to come back from this. The first few days I didn't know what to do. You know, my family, my friends, kept me going, kept things pretty light around me, which was quite helpful.

"It wasn't easy to digest, but life moves on. You have to move on in life. But, honestly, it was tough. It was not so easy to just move on.

"I have always grown up watching 50-over World Cup, and to me that was the ultimate prize. We have worked all these years for that World Cup… and it is disappointing, right? If you don't get through it, and you don't get what you want, what you've been looking for all this while, what you were dreaming of, you get disappointed, and you get frustrated as well at times."

Australia, now six-time ODI World Cup champions, had lost their first two games at the World Cup - one of them to India - before getting on a hot streak that culminated with them winning the trophy. In the final, on a pitch later rated "average" by the ICC where Australia brought their most ruthless game to the table, India put up a below-par 240, which was chased down with seven overs in hand for a six-wicket win.

"I thought we did everything we could from our side. If someone will ask me, what went wrong… because we won ten games, and in that ten games, yes, we made mistakes, but that mistake happens in every game that you play. You cannot have a perfect game. You can have a near-perfect game. But you cannot have a perfect game," Rohit said. "If I look on the other side of it, I'm really proud of the team as well. Because how we played was simply outstanding. You don't get to perform like that every World Cup. And I am pretty sure I am, at least, how we played up until that final, it would have given people a lot of joy, a lot of pride watching the team play."

Rohit said that he had to get away from it all after the World Cup final to wrap his head around what had happened. And that his interactions with people he met helped him "heal".
 
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