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Dejection, Tears, Disappointment: Team India's Final Moments In The World Cup Race

A Heartbreaking Loss
1/11

A Heartbreaking Loss

Wednesday ended on a sad note for the Indian Cricket team and all its fans. The Kohli-led squad, which clashed with New Zealand in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup, lost to the Kiwis by 18 runs. After enjoying a winning streak in the ongoing World Cup, the Men in Blue succumbed to the attack from Black Caps and lost their chance to bring the trophy home.

Dejected by the defeat, some fans seemed to shed tears for their beloved team. However, it wasn't just the fans that sobbed at the loss, the Men in Blue also lived those moments of disappointment. Former captain Dhoni seemed teary-eyed as he exit the field on being run out. Kohli, too, was captured while offering consolation to his teammates.

Here's a round-up of all such moments from the Old Trafford stadium.

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Sorry Story For Captain Kohli
2/11

Sorry Story For Captain Kohli

This year's World Cup was Kohli's first as captain of the team. After putting up a great show as a fielder and batsman, the 30-year-old failed to make a mark in the semi-final. Stepping in at number 3, Kohli lost his wicket to Trent Boult due to LBW after scoring only 1 run.

After exiting the field, Kohli was spotted trying to motivate his teammates. However, the team's eventual loss left Kohli and his fans depressed.

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A Teary-Eyed Dhoni
3/11

A Teary-Eyed Dhoni

After losing the 5 wickets, former skipper Dhoni came to the crease at number 7. Keeping the wicketkeeper-batsman's finishing skills in mind, the team and fans continued to cling to the hope of winning. After hitting a few boundaries and sixes, MSD succeeded in reviving India's hopes. However, during the 48th over, he lost his wicket to a run out. Dhoni scored a 50 for India.

While exiting the field, he seemed to be in a teary-eyed state. This World Cup is expected to be the veteran's last one. Dhoni's retirement announcement is expected once he returns to India.

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A Heartbroken Rohit
4/11

A Heartbroken Rohit

Vice Captain and India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored a record-breaking number of centuries this year, lost his wicket to Matt Henry after scoring 1 run. Sharma's wicket was a catch out and the first blow to Team India. However, he continued to motivate his teammates throughout the match. An otherwise cheerful and high-spirited sportsman, Rohit's dejection was evident at his team's loss.

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Not The End
5/11

Not The End

The World Cup semi-final marked India's second consecutive loss in the big event. While the nation came out in support of its team, captain Kohli and his counterparts expressed sorrow and disappointment on social media.

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All Torn Up
6/11

All Torn Up

Ravindra Jadeja seemed to carry the team on his shoulders yesterday. After hitting a row of sixes and boundaries, Jadeja lost his wicket at a crucial moment after scoring 77 runs. His wicket was a massive blow to the team, shattering all hopes of victory. A disappointed Jadeja took a slow and sad walk out of the field.

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When Fans Shed Tears For The Team
7/11

When Fans Shed Tears For The Team

After the first day of the match, fans seemed high-spirited as 240 seemed like an achievable target for the Men in Blue. However, back to back wickets left fans dejected, and they soon lost all hopes of winning. From kids to adults, hundreds of people who hoped to see the team raise this year's world cup were spotted shedding tears at the loss.

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Grief-Struck Pandya
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Grief-Struck Pandya

All-rounder Hardik Pandya who helped India take a few wickets, could not help his team much when he stepped in to bat. Pandya, who seemed to start settling in the game, lost his wicket after being catch out.

Sorrow was evident in Pandya's eyes as he saw his team succumbing to the strong attack from the Kiwis.

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The True Heroes
9/11

The True Heroes

After closing at a score of 221, India took a step out of the this year's World Cup. Back in the pavilion, Men in Blue were spotted greeting each other for putting up a good show in a tough situation.

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A Regretful Rahul
10/11

A Regretful Rahul

KL Rahul, who lost his wicket to a catch-out, exited the field after scoring one run. What could have been the result of building pressure, a disappointed Rahul joined his team in the first 10 overs of the match.

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Sportsman Spirit
11/11

Sportsman Spirit

While India's 2019 World Cup journey ended on a sad note, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson stepped forward to greet Kohli as a sigh of sportsman spirit. With a pat on our captain's back, Williamson expressed admiration for the Indian team which put up a good show in the state of affairs.

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