Rohit Sharma Shares First Emotional Message after World Cup Final Loss

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Rohit Sharma shares his views for the first time after World Cup loss. Mumbai Indians page showed his interview on the Instagram page.

Vishal Singh Dec. 13, 2023

After India's loss to Australia in the final match of the 2023 World Cup on November 19, captain Rohit Sharma abstained from discussing the unimaginable defeat in Ahmedabad. While Rohit gave a near-emotional post-match speech and was consoled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the heartbreaking loss, he did not publicly address the match further. It is almost a month since the tragic loss and it looks like Rohit Sharma is now healing and is ready to express his views amongst the public.

What did Rohit Sharma say?

"I had no idea how to come back from this. The first few days, I didn't know what to do. After the final, it was very hard to get back and start moving on, which is why I decided that I needed to get my mind out of this. But then, wherever I was, I realized that people were coming up to me and they were appreciating everyone's effort, and how well we played. I feel for all of them. They all, along with us, were dreaming of lifting that World Cup, us," Rohit said in a video posted on Team Ro's Instagram handle.

He further said -

"Everywhere we went during this entire campaign, there was so much support from everyone who came to the stadium first and people who were watching it from home as well. I want to appreciate what the people have done for us, in that one and half months. But again, if I think more and more about that I feel quite disappointed that we were not able to go all the way."

Despite the heartbreaking loss at the 2023 World Cup, Rohit Sharma found some comfort in the fact that before the final match, Team India had been the most dominant team throughout the tournament. They had an unbeaten streak of 10 matches, with Virat Kohli setting the benchmark as the leading run-scorer and Mohammed Shami achieving the most significant number of wickets. Rohit himself had an excellent contribution and scored over 500 runs in the series, with valuable input in all but two matches.

"I thought we did everything we could from our side. If someone asks me, what went wrong… because we won ten games, and in those ten games, yes, we ma

"If I look on the other side of it, I'm 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.", but the 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.