A billion broken hearts, dreams shattered, a sad day for Indians indeed as our World Cup Campaign reached a dead end.
Indian Fans might have been disappointed with the outcome but one should respect the Men in Blue for fighting it out till the end in their endeavor to bring the cup home.
As they say winning and losing is a part and parcel of the game and they might not have made the cut tonight, we see support and sympathy pouring in across social media platforms.
Sir Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni received special praise, love and cheer as they played hard to give a tough fight back, put India back in the game by adding over 100 runs at the seventh wicket.
When India’s Top and Middle Order Batsmen fell apart like a pack of cards, the lower middle order held the fort till the end.
In the post match conference Virat Kohli accepted the defeat gracefully.
“The first half, we were very, very good. We got what we needed at that point. We thought we had restricted New Zealand to a chaseable score but the way they came out with the ball was what made the difference. The game pretty much changed in those first 40 minutes when we were batting,”
“It’s tough, 45 minutes of bad cricket put you out of the tournament. It’s hard to come to terms with but New Zealand deserve it, they put us under pressure and came through in the key moments,”
“Difficult to take it – but New Zealand deserve it. Our shot selection could have been better, but we played a good standard of cricket throughout. New Zealand were braver in crunch situations and they deserve it,” Virat said at the match presentation ceremony.
From Ministers, Celebrities to almost everyone, took to Twitter to support and stand with Team India, after the heart breaking loss.
A disappointing result, but good to see #TeamIndia’s fighting spirit till the very end.
India batted, bowled, fielded well throughout the tournament, of which we are very proud.
Wins and losses are a part of life. Best wishes to the team for their future endeavours. #INDvsNZ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 10, 2019
Though they’re a billion broken hearts tonight, Team India, you put up a great fight and are deserving of our love & respect.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2019
Chill, guys. There's no reason2disparage the #BoysInBlue. They had a great run in #CWC19, topped the table, lost only one match in the group stage. They're still the best team in world cricket. Let's praise them for their overall performance. Everyone has a bad day; this was it.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 10, 2019
Regardless of the loss, #TeamIndia truly won hearts with their fighting spirit today!
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 10, 2019
Team India played a wonderful game of Cricket during the #CWC19 in England.
The Indian team may have lost the match today but with their cricketing skills they have won the hearts everywhere. #INDvNZL
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 10, 2019
Never mind team India. You played well in this World Cup. Victory and defeat are integral part of life. Keep up your efforts. Congratulations to the winners
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 10, 2019
💔 just like every 🇮🇳 supporter.
A good fight put up by @imjadeja & @msdhoni but @BLACKCAPS were exceptional today.
Congrats to 🇳🇿 on making it to the Finals & all the best for the same.
I felt #KaneWilliamson’s captaincy & composure played a crucial role in this result.#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/3sUlW21cgN
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 10, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 10, 2019
India no less a champion side in my eyes. Won 7 lost 2. Last one narrowly. Well done India! 👏👏👏#ICCCWC2019
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 10, 2019
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 10, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2019
Congratulations to Kane Williamson and the @BLACKCAPS for making it to a second successive World Cup Finals. Ravindra Jadeja along with Dhoni fought brilliantly and got India so close but NZ were brilliant with the new ball and that was decisive. #IndvNZ
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 10, 2019
Well played India
It was a close game but New Zealand held the nerves better
Amazing knock by Jadeja
The team tried their best and we're all shattered like them
But a campaign to be proud of
We are all with you #MenInBlue
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) July 10, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 10, 2019
I hate to sound like an old school uncle( trollers will say aunt but it’s not about me) whn I say ..”nazar lag gayee..”the boys fought valiantly and had a great run! We must applaud their incredible journey..not just focus on the destination! #ICCCWC2019 @imVkohli and team INDIA
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 10, 2019
Yesterday was ours, today was theirs… You win some, you lose some… Well played Team India. Will always be your FAN!
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) July 10, 2019
Respect and thank you team india for giving us everything. #NZvsIND
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) July 10, 2019
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 10, 2019
We tried. We fought. Till the end. And at the end, that's what matters. Well played Team India. We love you! #IndvNZ
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 10, 2019
Team India! 🇮🇳 We are proud of you. It was a rare bad day in office. Chin up. Well played. Well fought. #INDvNZ
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) July 10, 2019
— Amit Chaturvedi (@Amit7chaturvedi) July 10, 2019
— Shekhar Raghav (@SkAutonomous) July 10, 2019
This is why we love them.
This is why we can fight every single person for them.
This is why we are proud of them.
This is why ict is the no #1 team.
This is why we Indians breathe and worship cricket.
This is why we bleed blue. 🙌#INDvNZ #BleedBlue
— aditi. (@AdiiiTea) July 10, 2019
— Manas Das (@ManasDa95974484) July 10, 2019
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja_Real) July 10, 2019
Proud of you team India.
An end of an era who just contributed 15 yrs of his life to cricket.
No one can replace you “mahi" We'll miss you. Love you always.
And love for team india.@msdhoni @imVkohli #teamindia #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/Si1TYiuZ0k
— Niharika Porwal (@PorwalNiharika) July 10, 2019
Though this campaign ended on a sad note and there is nothing we can do about it let’s us all start preparing for #T20WorldCup.
Cover Picture Image Source: BCCI