Watch: Indian team perform the best fielder medal ceremony one last time in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
India lost to Australia by six wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup finals.
Indian cricket team’s bonding during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has been the most talked-about thing in the recently concluded tournament. The entire team looked like one unit during the mega event, but they somehow failed to win the final against Australia at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Australia defeated India by six wickets to put disappointment in Indian camp. Australia won their sixth World Cup title.
One more thing that went viral during the World Cup 2023 was Indian team management’s unique idea to award a gold medal to the best fielder in the team after every game. Indian fielding coach T. Dilip started a great exercise for good team bonding, and this inspired players to put some extra effort into the field. T. Dilip used several creative ideas to award the medal to players in the camp, he used spidercam, big screen, buggy camera, and many more ideas to award the winner.
A disappointed Indian dressing room!
One last time in the final, disappointment was visible in Indian players when T. Dilip was announcing the best fielder award for the World Cup 2023 final against Australia. It was just a regular one, with Dilip announcing Virat Kohli as the best fielder in the game, and Ravindra Jadeja came forward to give the award. Ravindra Jadeja got the best fielder award in the semi-final game against New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium, and it was announced on dressing room TV.
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Before the semi-final, Chinnaswamy groundsman came forward to announce the winner after India’s final league game played against the Netherlands in Bengaluru. Before that, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar came forward to announce the best fielder award winner, Shreyas Iyer, at Wankhede Stadium against Sri Lanka in league round games. Sachin also shared his anecdotes about signing a board before going out on the field during the 2003 World Cup.
Against South Africa, a buggy cam was used to announce the winner, Rohit Sharma. The buggy camera panned across the three contenders and eventually stopped in front of Indian captain, who was awarded the winner. In Lucknow against England, laser lights were used to announce the winner, KL Rahul. In Dharamshala, a drone camera was used to award the best fielder medal to Shreyas Iyer against New Zealand.