The Cricket World Cup 2023 in India ended with an empty stadium and a deafening silence as Australia clinched their sixth title. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat saw an exodus of fans before the final ended, leaving the hosts, India, disappointed after a flawless route to the championship match.
The highly anticipated final had been a topic of discussion across the cricket-obsessed nation, but the exodus of fans from the stadium was met with disappointment. Annujj Palaye, a communications professional, was disappointed by the crowd’s lack of support for India during tough moments.
Host team India fell short of 30 to 40 runs, and their fielding performance was not enough to put pressure on Australia, resulting in a disappointing loss in the final. Former West Indies player and cricket commentator Ian Bishop praised Australia, stating that they lost to a team with a “championship-winning DNA.”
Team India captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, with excellent performances throughout the tournament, ended their campaign on a dull note. Meanwhile, Australia’s players faced online abuse after their victory, an act that was condemned by Indian fans.
The final was a repeat of the 2003 World Cup, and the disappointing loss left fans questioning the future of the team’s key players and the behavior of some fans.