Ben Stokes chose a rather tongue-in-cheek approach to extend his congratulations to Pat Cummins and the Australian team following their triumph in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023. Stokes humorously mentioned the delay in his congratulatory message, expressing a hint of grit while acknowledging Australia's success.
In his message, Stokes conveyed, "Took 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." Stokes' playful tone seemingly reflected the competitive spirit of the tournament.
The final witnessed India, after being put in to bat, scoring 240 runs despite notable half-centuries from Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul. Australia, in response, navigated through initial setbacks, eventually propelled by Travis Head's century and Manus Labuschagne's half-century, securing a six-wicket victory and claiming their sixth Men's ODI World Cup title.
(With Agency Inputs)