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We Must Move Forward; Life Continues: Team India Spinner Kuldeep Yadav On Cricket World Cup Heartbreak

Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav urged cricket fans to move forward from the six-wicket loss to Australia and urged to keep believing in the journey ahead

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Kuldeep Yadav (L) celebrates a wicket in Lucknow during CWC 2023
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Team India and their die-hard cricketing fans are still not over the heartache of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 final defeat to Australia by six-wickets in Ahmedabad. The Men In Blue were put into bat by the Aussies and could only muster 240. In reply, despite a strong start, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne took the game away from India as the men from Down Under won in a canter. (Streaming | Preview | Cricket News)

Many cricketers are now working hard to put the final defeat behind them and one of them is chinaman bowler, Kuldeep Yadav

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The spinner has admitted that the pain of World Cup final defeat to Australia will linger and push him to work harder for the "next opportunity".

"Our journey from Chennai to Ahmedabad ended in a disappointing result, but we take pride in our achievements over the six weeks. Despite the pain, we're determined to work harder for the next opportunity," Kuldeep said in a post on 'X'.

"While the pain of defeat lingers, we must move forward; life continues, and healing takes time," said the wrist spinner. 

He said dealing with the setback was tough. 

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"The Cup was beautiful, but it seems God had other plans. Navigating this moment, it's time to switch off and recharge. Dealing with this setback is tough, but we hold onto faith, believing in the journey ahead," he said.

Kuldeep played all of India's 11 matches in the World Cup and took 15 wickets at an average of 28.26.

India won 10 matches on the trot before losing the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in front of over one lakh home supporters.   

"Thanks to our dedicated support staff, we were fully prepared for every opponent, and their commitment reassured us as players," said Kuldeep. 

"The love from fans at each of the 9 venues touched our hearts and motivated us to exceed our limits. We're grateful to passionate fans worldwide and in every Indian Household for their support."

Though Kuldeep isn't part of the team, but Team India will play Australia, again, in a five-match T20I series starting on Thursday, November 23.
(With PTI inputs)

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