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[Watch] 'We Love You': Indian Fans Console Disheartened South Africans After T20 WC 2024 Final Loss

Indian Fans Cheer Disheartened South African Team [x.com]Indian Fans Cheer Disheartened South African Team [x.com]

In a thrilling final of the T20 World Cup 2024, held on June 29 in Kingston, Barbados, India emerged victorious by a narrow margin of 7 runs against South Africa.

This match saw both teams vying to overcome their history of underperformance in crucial matches.

For the past 13 years, the Indian team has consistently played excellent cricket but struggled to clinch a title. Similarly, South Africa have also faced heartbreaks in significant matches despite performing well in previous tournaments.

The final was emotionally charged, and after their defeat, South African players were visibly devastated.

Watch: Indian Fans Cheer Disheartened South African Team

A viral video shared on ‘X’, captures this touching moment. In the video, Indian spectators can be seen applauding the South African players as they leave the stadium.

The fans offered words of encouragement, telling the South African team that they played brilliantly and thanking them for an exciting match.

Tears flowed freely as they boarded the team bus, with players like David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen seen crying like children. However, what followed was a heartwarming display of sportsmanship and camaraderie from Indian fans.

This gesture of support and appreciation brought some solace to the disheartened South African players, who waved back in gratitude.

This World Cup was historic for South Africa, as it marked their first appearance in a World Cup final. Under the leadership of Aiden Markram, they overcame the quarterfinal and semifinal hurdles for the first time. Despite coming so close to victory, they fell short in the final overs.