Australia’s David Warner apologized for his team’s victory over India in the 2023 World Cup final.
In response to an X user, formerly a Twitter user, who complained that Warner had “broken billions of hearts”, Warner said: “I apologize, it was a great game and the atmosphere was great. India really put on a serious event. Thank you all.”
Sorry, it was a great match and the atmosphere was amazing. India really put on a serious event. Thank you all https://t.co/5XUgHgop6b
– David Warner (@davidwarner31) November 20, 2023
Warner fell for seven in the final over, as Travis Head’s century led Australia’s chase of 241. The 37-year-old enjoyed a strong campaign, making two centuries and two half-centuries, and played his part in a stellar fielding effort in a recent over.
Australia captain Pat Cummins expressed his desire to “silence” the Ahmedabad fans the day before the final, and his team did just that with a complete performance. India have now gone more than a decade without securing an ICC title, with much anticipation ahead of the World Cup where fans will see Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, two legends of Indian cricket, lift the trophy on home soil.
Warner has a close relationship with cricket fans in India, often indulging in Bollywood dance routines on the field and on social media. He defended the World Cup’s light displays after criticism from teammate Glenn Maxwell, and expanded on his praise of the tournament in an Instagram post.
“Firstly, I want to thank India for hosting a very wonderful World Cup,” he said. “The effort that goes into these events is tremendous. Thank you to all the people involved behind the scenes, the ground staff, the people in the dressing rooms, the kitchen hands, the chefs, the hotel staff, security, the police, the event organisers, the list goes on but most importantly the fans. Roadblocks Causing chaos at the airport when we have to sneak out, we appreciate your patience so much. Without all of you we couldn’t play the game we all love. I know the score didn’t go away [India’s] way but what happened was an amazing few weeks.