Australian captain Pat Cummins opened up about the team’s mood after he took the wicket of Virat Kohli in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 final, held at the renowned Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, where a staggering crowd of over one lakh Indian fans gathered.
Pat Cummins, who vowed to hush the exuberant crowd at Narendra Modi Stadium before the final, lived up to his words by dismissing Virat Kohli. The resulting pin-drop silence in the entire stadium underscored the gravity of the moment as Kohli exited, the last hope for India.
Here’s what Pat Cummins said on Virat Kohli’s wicket:
“After Virat Kohli’s wicket, we’re in the huddle and Steven Smith said ‘boys, listen to the crowd’. We just took a moment of pause, it was as quiet as a library. 1,00,000 Indians were there, yet so quiet. I’ll savour that moment for a long time.”
The pressure intensified after Virat Kohli’s wicket, with KL Rahul adopting a slow-paced approach, amassing 66 runs off 107 balls. His innings concluded with a spectacular delivery from Mitchell Starc, further diminishing India’s chances as they were eventually bowled out for 240 runs.