Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After having a 10-match winning streak in the recently-concluded ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Team India had a massive reality check in the final, as they suffered a shocking six-wicket defeat against Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Several fans were heartbroken after Team India failed to emerge champions of the mega event.

Spinner Kuldeep Yadav took to social media platform X (earlier known as Twitter) to share an emotional message for fans. He also thanked everyone for their support.

“Our journey from Chennai to Ahmedabad ended in a disappointing result, but we take pride in our achievements over the six weeks. Despite the pain, we’re determined to work harder for the next opportunity. Thanks to our dedicated support staff, we were fully prepared for every opponent, and their commitment reassured us as players,” wrote Kuldeep.

“The love from fans at each of the 9 venues touched our hearts and motivated us to exceed our limits. We're grateful to passionate fans worldwide and in every Indian Household for their support. While the pain of defeat lingers, we must move forward; life continues, and healing takes time. The Cup was beautiful, but it seems God had other plans. Navigating this moment, it's time to switch off and recharge. Dealing with this setback is tough, but we hold onto faith, believing in the journey ahead,” he added.