England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes congratulated Pat Cummins and the triumphant Australian squad for their ICC World Cup 2023 victory with signs of remorse. The move comes after Cummins’ previous response to a query about England’s performance held a hint of jest, as he remarked on their struggles with a beeming smile. Stokes, recognizing the undertone amidst the banter, conveyed his congratulations to the Australian team, acknowledging the competitive edge that simmered beneath Australian skippers response regarding England’s tournament run.
The Aussies, after winning the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, opted to bat—an eyebrow-raising decision initially. However, it proved crucial as they swiftly wrapped up the Indian team for a mere 240 runs. Despite a few early hiccups, Australia comfortably pursued the target, securing the win with 6 wickets in hand. Stokes added another entry to his ‘X’ tally, extending congratulations to the kangaroos with a message.
“Taken me a while to type this with gritted teeth. Congrats to Pat Cummins and his Australia team on winning the World Cup,after 8 weeks of hard fought cricket there is nothing better than lifting that trophy at the end of it,” he wrote on ‘X’.
Here’s Ben Stokes latest post on ‘X”:
Taken me a while to type this with gritted teeth 😉
Congrats to Pat Cummins and his Australia team on winning the World Cup,after 8 weeks of hard fought cricket there is nothing better than lifting that trophy at the end of it.
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 20, 2023
I think we saved our best for last: Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins was elated after Australia clinched a six-wicket victory against India in the World Cup 2023 final at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Despite two initial defeats to India and South Africa, the Aussies rallied back emphatically. In the final showdown, he led his team to chase down 241 runs against the Men in Blue, securing the win with seven overs to spare, marking a remarkable turnaround in their campaign.
“I think we saved our best for last. We have been batting first pretty much for the whole tournament and we thought it was a good night to chase down the target. The pitch didn’t really spin as much as we thought either. The boys were fantastic, we got an aging side and still, everyone is throwing themselves on the field,” Cummins was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation ceremony.