Emotional dressing room moment: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma reflect team spirit in Indian squad
World Cup 2023: The Indian team's euphoric moments flooded social media after securing a spot in the World Cup 2023 final. The dressing room camaraderie and emotional connections were palpable, encapsulating the team's joyous atmosphere.
Batting coach Vikram Rathour shared an emotional hug with Virat Kohli, celebrating Kohli's record-breaking century, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's ODI century mark with a stellar 117 runs.
Post the victory against New Zealand, the dressing room buzzed with heartfelt exchanges. Ravichandran Ashwin's tribute to Mohammed Shami—kissing his hand for Shami's 7-wicket haul—echoed deep appreciation. Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey burst into laughter after Shami's witty reply, showcasing the team's joyous mood.
Shami, signing bats, and Yuzvendra Chahal's warm embraces added to the jubilant atmosphere. Kohli shared a moment with former teammate Jasprit Bumrah and Ishan Kishan, exuding camaraderie. Reflecting on the match, India's commanding 397/4, with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill's explosive partnership, set the tone. Despite Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell's resistance, Shami's exceptional performance left New Zealand struggling, leading to India's triumphant 70-run victory.
The final opponent for India awaits as South Africa and Australia face off in the second semi-final at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Thursday. The team is poised for an exciting showdown in the championship match.
- With inputs from agencies