Virat Kohli was honored with the Best Fielder Award for his outstanding performance in the World Cup final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Following India’s six-wicket loss in the final, Team India’s fielding coach, T Dilip, addressed the dressing room to offer words of consolation. In a video shared by BCCI.Tv, he acknowledged the challenges but emphasized the team’s collective effort.
“Guys, I know it’s tough, and we feel the pain, but that’s what it is. We did everything possibly right, and still, the result is not in our favor. But I think, as Rahul bhai said, we can all be proud of ourselves,” Dilip stated.
Dilip praised India’s overall fielding performance throughout the tournament and specifically commended Virat Kohli for his exceptional display in the final match.
“During the course of this tournament, I think we took some brilliant catches, but what I really liked is the brotherhood we shared on the field. The way each one supported each other, the way everyone was backing. That’s outstanding to see.
“And I see only growing up as a team on the field, and today’s winner, he’s been a terrific player. He sets himself up great standards, and every time he goes on the field, he just does magic. And the best part is that he not only does his job so well, but his actions inspire so many people, and it is none other than Virat Kohli,” Dilip acknowledged.
From our first medal ceremony to the last – thank you to all the fans who’ve given us a lot of love for it 💙
Yesterday, we kept our spirits high in the dressing room and presented the best fielder award for one final time.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2023