The roar of the crowd faded into a bittersweet symphony as Australia clinched victory in the World Cup 2023 final against India. Yet, amidst the echoes of disappointment, Bollywood’s luminaries stepped forward, their voices echoing unwavering support and pride for Team India’s spirited journey.
Shah Rukh Khan, a familiar face in the stands alongside his family, took to social media with heartfelt words for the Men in Blue. He encapsulated the sentiment, acknowledging the team’s resilience and tenacity, stating, “The way the Indian team has played this whole tournament is a matter of honour and they showed great spirit and tenacity.” Khan expressed gratitude to the team, adding, “Thank u Team India for making us so proud of our sporting legacy in cricket.”
Amitabh Bachchan, through his reflective prose, offered solace to the team, emphasizing that the result was not a measure of their talent. In a reassuring tweet, he praised Team India, stating, “Team India, last night’s result is not, in any way, a reflection of your talent, capability, and standing, proud of you. Better things will happen, keep at it.”
Ranveer Singh, known for his fervour both on and off-screen, encapsulated the essence of sportsmanship in a poignant Instagram Story. “Some highs, some lows. Some good days, some bad days. That’s sport. That’s life,” he mused, rallying support for the team’s unwavering dedication.
Mahesh Babu, Vicky Kaushal, and Rakul Preet, among others, joined the chorus of encouragement. Babu lauded Team India’s outstanding performance throughout the tournament, emphasizing pride in their relentless effort. Kaushal hailed the team’s resilience, stating, “Still the best team out there,” expressing everlasting pride in their grit and character.
Sania Mirza said, “Sports does not always have fairytale endings. The ‘almost perfect world cup’ was not to be but so much to be proud of our team and boys. Each one of you is truly amazing. Congratulations to Australia, you were a better team today”.
Alia Bhatt praised the team saying, “Our hearts are forever won. Well played team India. We hold our heads up high” while Deepika Padukone posted a flag of India.
Sidharth Malhotra appreciated the team in following words, “Win or lose, it’s always ‘India India’ for us! Keep going stronger, and congratulations on an outstanding tournament.”
In unity, Bollywood’s constellation of stars stood by Team India, acknowledging the bitter taste of defeat but emphasizing the brilliance of their effort. Rakul Preet, encapsulating the sentiment, commended the Men in Blue, stating, “A tough day for us but hats off to our Men in Blue. You played your best and we stand by you always!”
As the cheers quieted and the World Cup found a new home, these voices of support echoed a sentiment beyond victory or loss—a testament to the enduring spirit of sportsmanship and unwavering support for Team India’s journey.
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