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'5.1 CrYING': How One Post Summed Up India's World Cup Loss

Curated By: Purvi Khemani


Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 09:57 IST

Ahmedabad, India

'5.1 CrYING': How One Post Summed Up India's World Cup Loss (Photo Credits: X)

'5.1 CrYING': How One Post Summed Up India's World Cup Loss (Photo Credits: X)

India's defeat to Australia in World Cup 2023 final on Sunday summed up in viral post on 'X'. Check it out.

India lost World Cup 2023 – a phrase echoing in our minds like a relentless drumbeat, haunting us more with each passing moment. The Narendra Modi Stadium witnessed Australia snatch victory with six wickets, shattering their own record for the largest ODI World Cup wins, now standing at a formidable six in the table. A night of records, some made, some broken, and in the midst of it, Disney+Hotstar gleamed with its own glory, boasting a record 5.9 crore concurrent viewers on that fateful Sunday.

Yet, the true spectacle on the live streaming service emerged not with skyrocketing numbers but at 5.1 crore viewers. Someone ingeniously encapsulated the overall sentiment of Indians in that snapshot, labeling it ‘5.1 CrYING.’ This snapshot became the emotional embodiment of India’s heart-wrenching loss on the WC stage, a moment that had fans and everyone else reaching for tissues.

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The viral pic made the rounds on the internet, depicting a viewership high that, despite the numbers, was experienced with heavy hearts and misty eyes.

Sure, it’s just a game, a rollercoaster of wins and losses, but for a cricketing nation like India, this defeat cuts deep. The grief persists, expressed through heart-wrenching memes and heavy-hearted exits, because this loss is not one easily swept under the stadium rug.

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Amid the gloom, however, there’s a silver lining. Pride for India echoes through the collective expressions of fans, attempting to mend the wounds by believing in the team. The cricketing nation, true to its promise, stands resolute – cheering, laughing, and refusing to abandon its team when the need for a collective shoulder to lean on arises.

On the flip side, let’s not forget to tip our hats to Australia. It marks a crowning moment in a phenomenal year for Pat Cummins’ side across formats, building on their triumph over India in the World Test Championship final and the subsequent retention of the Ashes in June.

first published:November 20, 2023, 09:53 IST
last updated:November 20, 2023, 09:57 IST