Indian veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed the atmosphere in the Indian dressing room after Men in Blue’s loss to Australia in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Ahmedabad and also lauded skipper Rohit Sharma’s leadership skills throughout the tournament.
Another heartbreak was added to the list for Indian fans as Australia beat Men in Blue by six wickets in the final of the Cricket World Cup at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on November 19, continuing Men in Blue’s drought of ICC trophies since 2014. Australia captured its record-extending sixth World Cup title.
Ashwin revealed during his conversation with former Indian cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath on the latter’s Youtube channel that senior players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were crying following the loss, and these two “natural leaders” created a vibe within the team.
“Yes, we felt the pain. Rohit and Virat were crying. Seeing that, it felt bad. Anyway, it was not meant to be. This team was an experienced team. Everybody knew what to do. And then, it was professional. Everybody knew their routines and warm-ups. I think two natural leaders gave the team the space to do these two and created a vibe,” said Ashwin.
Ashwin lauded Rohit Sharma’s captaincy for leading the team from the front, going after the bowlers from ball one. The all-rounder said that Rohit is an outstanding person with a great understanding of everyone.