Gilchrist Leads Praise As Australia Savours 'miracle' World Cup Triumph
Muhammad Irfan Published November 20, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Sydney, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Nov, 2023) Adam Gilchrist led the plaudits on Monday as Australia celebrated "a miracle" in winning the World Cup for a sixth time to reign over one-day cricket once again.
Opener Travis Head played a starring role in the final with a sparkling 137 off 120 deliveries and he also took a stunning catch to cut short skipper Rohit Sharma's innings just short of a half-century.
"I don't know what I can't believe more," Head told reporters in Ahmedabad.
"What happened with the hundred and winning a World Cup, or taking that catch."
Former skipper Gilchrist said the victory was among the greatest ever by an Australian sports side.
"So proud of this Australian team and crew," Gilchrist wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
"To win another World Cup in the manner and circumstance they have is one of the finest victories in our sporting history I reckon.
In Virat Kohli they also had the leading batsman in the tournament.
"Silence golden for Cummins' men as they go from good to great," The Sydney Morning Herald said in a headline, referring to how the boisterous Ahmedabad crowd was stunned, especially when Cummins bowled Kohli for 54.
The Herald Sun hailed the win as "a miracle".
"This is another wonderful achievement by Pat Cummins and his team who have performed brilliantly in testing conditions and against strong opposition throughout the tournament," Hockley said in a statement.