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'Well played!': Film personalities laud Team India after World Cup final

NEW DELHI: As the curtains fell on India's World Cup journey with a hard-fought loss to Australia in the final, Bollywood luminaries including Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty, and Ayushmann Khurrana took to social media to laud the Indian cricket team's unwavering effort throughout the tournament.

In the highly anticipated CWC 2023 final held in Ahmedabad on Sunday, India faced a formidable Australian side, ultimately succumbing to a six-wicket defeat.
Despite the loss, the Indian team had displayed commendable performances, remaining undefeated until the final match.

"India, your relentless spirit throughout the championship was a victory in itself… Heads high," Devgn posted on X.

Wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul's father-in-law, Shetty congratulated Australia on their win and praised the Indian squad for their "world-class" performance throughout the tournament.

"Congratulations to Australia on their World Cup Final victory! One bad day for #MyTeamIndia. So let's not lose sight of the absolute force this #TeamIndia has been throughout the tournament, winning 10 matches on the trot!

"Truly a world-class team with outstanding performances from batsmen and bowlers alike. I am truly proud of the effort, determination, and sportsmanship displayed. Heads held high, always," he posted.

Ayushmann, who saw the match live at the Narendra Modi Stadium, thanked the Indian team for the adrenaline.

"Just a bad day at the office for team India . You guys will always be remembered as the toughest side of #WorldCup2023 Thank you for the adrenaline! Well played!" he wrote on X.

Abhishek Bachchan posted, "A tough loss after a valiant effort. Commendable performance by the men in blue throughout. Hold your heads high and thank you for the journey. #TeamIndia #CWC23"

"Well played still," Richa Chadha wrote on the microblogging site.

Dia Mirza wrote, “Team #India you gave us the most memorable moments in the past few weeks. Thank you so much! Congratulations on a well played #WorldCup We are proud of you. Congratulations #Australia for winning your 6th World Cup! You played your best game. #CWC2023Final #Worldcupfinal2023.”

Vir Das said he stands by Team India in victory and loss.

"Thank you for a tournament filled with a spectacular cricket. Team India proud of you!" the stand-up comedian posted on X.