In a devastating loss at the World Cup 2023 final, India succumbed to Australia by 6 wickets. The defeat, after a remarkable 10-game winning streak, left the nation in despair.
The day after this defeat, star pacer Mohammed Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan, shared a cryptic video, featuring a Bollywood dialogue in the background: “Akhir main achhe log jaroor jitte hai” (In the end, victory belongs to the good-hearted).
The meaning behind Jahan’s viral video remains unclear. It raises speculation about whether she aimed a subtle remark at her former husband, Mohammed Shami, or intended to motivate the Indian team after their heartbreaking loss.
Australia’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss proved fruitful. Although Rohit Sharma provided a strong start, Shubman Gill’s early dismissal halted India’s momentum. Rohit, too, fell short of a half-century at 47 runs. Despite half-centuries from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, and efforts by Suryakumar Yadav, India could only manage a total of 240 after 50 overs.
While India’s bowlers initially made an impact, capturing three wickets for 47 runs, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne’s formidable 192-run partnership turned the tide. Head’s century marked a historic moment as he became the 7th batter to achieve this feat in a World Cup final. Consequently, India suffered a 6-wicket loss, allowing Australia to claim their 6th ICC World Cup title.