Following India’s defeat in the ODI World Cup final against Australia on November 19, skipper Rohit Sharma opened up for the first time, expressing the immense difficulty he faced in moving past the loss.

In a recent video shared by Mumbai Indians on their X handle, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma broke his silence following India’s heartbreaking loss to Australia in the ODI World Cup final at Narendra Modi Stadium.

“I had no idea how to come back from this. The first days, I don’t know what to do. My family, my friends kept me going, kept things light around me which was helpful It wasn’t easy to digest but life moves on,” said Rohit.

Despite the difficulty in moving forward after the loss, the skipper recognized the fans’ unwavering support and their collective aspiration to witness India triumph in the tournament, acknowledging their shared disappointment.

“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, along with us,” Rohit added.

Rohit further expressed gratitude for the immense support received from fans at stadiums and watching from home throughout the tournament. He shared how hearing people’s pride in the team helped him heal emotionally.

“For me to see, you know, people coming up to me, telling me that they were proud of the team, you know made me feel good. Along with them, I was healing as well. I felt, okay these are the kind of things you want to hear,” the skipper said.

“People, when they understand what the player must be going through and when they know these kinds of things and not to bring out that frustration, that anger, it means a lot for us, for me definitely, it meant a lot because there was no anger, it was just pure love from people that I met and it was wonderful to see that. So it gives you motivation to get back and start working again and look for another ultimate prize,” he concluded.

In every match of the tournament, Rohit Sharma showed great confidence and leadership qualities whenever he stepped onto the field. His strong starts at the beginning of the game and smart decisions during critical moments often changed the course of the matches.

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Last Updated on December 13, 2023

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