India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev posted a couple of special messages for skipper Rohit Sharma and the Indian team after their heart-breaking loss to Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final.
Australia defeated India by 6 wickets in the final, which was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023.
India was put into bat and posted a below-par 240 runs with Virat Kohli and KL Rahul scoring fifties. In response, Travis Head made 137 and Marnus Labuschagne made 58* as Australia recovered from 47/3 and won the final by 6 wickets in the end.
In the aftermath, Kapil Dev extended his support to Rohit Sharma and the Men in Blue side saying that the team played like champions and should keep their chin up.
"You've played like champions boys. Keep your chin up. The trophy was the ultimate in your minds but you've emerged winners nonetheless. India is proud of you," Kapil Dev wrote in his Instagram post.
The former India captain lauded Rohit Sharma and hoped that he kept his spirits up despite the tough loss.
"Rohit, you are a master at what you do. You have a lot of success awaiting you. It's tough I know but keep your spirits up. India is with you," Kapil Dev further added in his Instagram story.