Team India's run at the World Cup ended after their 18-run loss against New Zealand in semifinal at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday. At the same time, this was also the Men In Blue's second consecutive semi-final loss in the quadrennial event while the Black Caps on the other side qualified for their second straight World Cup final.
Amitabh Bachchan post the match penned a heartfelt note for Team India. His official blog says -
It thunders and lightening outside .. there is much of it inside too .. suddenly every thing about looks and feels different .. there is a quietness about the town .. and one that shall remain for days ..
It comes from compassion and the joy of being one with one .. and that is what has been the achievement of our WC2019 escapade .. the ‘pluck’ shown the composure in the fear of likely embarrassing defeat, the determination and calm of a champion, despite ulterior circumstances .. all give the team a sense of belonging and togetherness ..
A loser is a loser is a loser .. but a ‘plucky loser’ is a superior being ..
India WC 2019 was a ‘plucky loser’ - one that showed courage and a desire to win even in extraneous circumstances .. I prefer a ‘plucky loser’ than just a loser .. we lost yes , but we were almost winners .. and the fight to that was determined in the nature of the temperament of all ..
‘Ah well tomorrow is another day ..’ that famous quote from Scarlet O Hara in ‘Gone with the Wind’ ..
He also took to his Twitter handle to express his feelings after the match and called Team India 'the best team in the World.'. Read below -