Opener Travis Head hit a sparkling 137 to power Australia to a record-extending sixth World Cup title with a convincing six-wicket win over India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Chasing a tricky 241 for victory in the final, Australia slipped to 47-3 before the left-handed Head hit his second century of the tournament to steer the team home with seven overs to spare.
Reacting to India’s defeat, their former cricketer took to social media platform ‘X’, to congratulate the Australia team.
Many Congratulations Australia on winning the World Cup. They were the best side on the day of the finals. Travis Head was simply unbelievable,was the POTM in WTC finals,won the semis for Aus and played one of the best ever innings in a WC Final and finished the game.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 19, 2023
Just one bad game in the entire World Cup for team India and that to in the final. Love and respect for our team. #WorldCup2023
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 19, 2023
Heartbreak for India but Rohit and his men must hold their heads high for a memorable run at the World Cup. One defeat does not define this team. Congrats to Australia for being crowned World Cup champions for a sixth time, and to Travis Head for a blistering century. Rohit will…
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 19, 2023
Well played, Australia. 🇦🇺
Started the campaign with two losses. Came into the World Cup on the back of two bilateral series losses. But they know how to win the trophy. 🏆
Well done 👏
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 19, 2023
I know it didn’t end the way it was meant to. They came up today against a team that played better as every team in this World Cup has some day. But this was an outstanding, powerful performance that India, and the fans, should be mighty proud of.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 19, 2023
As I’ve said we are a champion team irrespective. So chin up boys….Many many congrats to Australia!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 19, 2023
1/2 Every match, win or lose, becomes a chapter in a narrative that defines not just a team, but a nation’s collective spirit. The passion that fuels the players, the unwavering support from fans..
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 19, 2023
It’s a heart-break moment for me and the entire country but all I can say is one team deserved to be the world champion and that was Australia. Wish we would have been celebrating tonight #INDvsAUSfinal
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 19, 2023
You just have to doff your hat and say well played 🙌🏽 Right from the gutsy decision at the toss, the fielding, bowling plans, everything was top notch. And Travis Head etched his name in history books today 👏🏽 Congratulations Australia 🏆#INDvAUS #CWCFinal pic.twitter.com/DsYxjhAxIR
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 19, 2023
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 19, 2023