Cricketer-turned-commentator Gautam Gambhir has heaped praise on Australia for winning the ICC World Cup 2023 final. Gautam Gambhir also feels that Australia were the braver side than India in the match and they should be given credit for their victory.
Australia crushed India by 6 wickets in the ICC World Cup 2023 final. Chasing 241 for victory, Travis Head scored a century for the team as they sealed the win inside 43 overs. Australia won their sixth-ever ODI World Cup title.
Australia Were Braver Than India: Gautam Gambhir
While speaking to Sportskeeda, Gautam Gambhir said that Australia were the braver side in the final match. He noted that if India had lost 3 wickets for 47 while chasing 240, they would have gone into their shells. On the other hand, Travis Head scored a run-a-ball century after that situation.
“Got to give credit to Australia. I think they were braver. At 47/3, if India were chasing 240, they would have gone into their shell even more. Travis Head scored a run-a-ball hundred. They were braver and the team that has courage will win big matches and big tournaments. Most talented teams don’t go and win tournaments. That is the truth. The sooner we accept, the better it is,” the former India opener said.
Gautam Gambhir also advised fans to keep reasonable expectations from the team as one team will lose while the other will win. He also added that India played like champions.
“Keep reasonable expectations, it’s a game of cricket. One team will win and one will lose. I had said before the final as well, irrespective of the result, they played like champions. This is the reality. Dominating 10 matches and winning them is no small thing. I know everyone wants to win the World Cup, but the other team has also come to play,” Gambhir further said.
During the league stage, India dominated every other team and bagged lopsided victories. Even in the semi-final, India piled up a mammoth total of 397 against New Zealand to grab a victory by 70 runs. However, Team India failed to win the most crucial match of the tournament against Australia.
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