The Indian cricket team has advanced to the final of the 2023 World Cup, a step closer to securing their third ODI World Cup title. Led by Rohit Sharma, Team India secured their spot in the final with a resounding win in the semi-finals. The atmosphere in the dressing room following their victory against New Zealand was electric, filled with energy and excitement. The players celebrated their success, from the stadium to the hotel, where they were greeted by fans.
In celebration of the win, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video capturing the post-victory moments. The Indian cricket players signed autographs, exchanged congratulations, and shared joyful moments. Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner, was also present in the dressing room, having witnessed the thrilling semi-final match from the stands.
As the Indian players exited the stadium and prepared to board the bus, eager fans awaited them outside. Fans also lined up outside the hotel to welcome the team. Inside the hotel lobby, fans crowded together, while the presence of the police ensured the players’ security.
Regarding the match itself, it was truly unforgettable. Virat Kohli scored his 50th ODI century, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record. Mohammed Shami achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the first bowler to secure three five-wicket hauls in a single edition of the 50-over World Cup. These exceptional performances propelled India to the final of the tournament.
Rohit Sharma made a powerful start, smashing 47 runs off 22 balls, setting the tone for the entire innings. Shubman Gill carried on the momentum, swiftly accumulating runs while Kohli settled into his rhythm.
Mohammed Shami’s exceptional performance made him the first player to achieve three five-wicket hauls in a single edition of the World Cup. He claimed two more wickets, surpassing Ashish Nehra’s record of 6 for 23 against England in the 2003 World Cup. Shami’s outstanding bowling figures established a new record for the best-ever performance in a World Cup knockout fixture.