Glenn Maxwell gets a special gift from Virat Kohli after the World Cup final | Cricket news

After Australia’s victory in World Cup final At the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore teammates Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell shared a heartfelt moment even as jubilant Aussies celebrated with laughter and hugs, while the Indian players were left with shattered dreams and teary eyes.
While players from both teams exchanged handshakes, Kohli and Maxwell had a special exchange. The Indian icon, who played a crucial 54-run innings, gifted his jersey to the explosive Australian, cementing the bond formed during their time together at the World Cup. Indian Premier League. Despite Kohli’s significant contribution in India’s total of 240 matches, he faced an unfortunate dismissal against skipper Pat Cummins. In an attempt to defend the ball, the inside edge went straight to the stumps and ended Kohli’s innings.
Facing a challenging batting surface, captain Rohit Sharma (47 in 31 balls), Kohli (54 in 63 balls) and KL Rahul (66 in 107 balls) played crucial innings for India.

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Australian Mitchell Starc emerged as the top performing bowler with figures of 3/55. Captain Pat Cummins (2/34) and Josh Hazlewood (2/60) also gave commendable performances. Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell each contributed wickets.


In pursuit of 241, India were struggling with the Australians at 47/3. However, impressive performances from Travis Head (137 in 120 balls) and Marnus Labuschagne (58 in 110 balls) proved decisive, leading Australia to a six-wicket win for their sixth ODI World Cup title.
The two World Cup finalists are now set to face off in the five-match T20I series starting on Thursday in Visakhapatnam.


(with ANI inputs)

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