India’s exit at the hands of New Zealand shocked the entire country and we have still not fully recovered from the loss.

India fought hard but fell 18 runs short, thus crashing out in the semi-final against New Zealand. 

The Hindu

After playing a heroic innings, where he almost pulled it off for India, Ravindra Jadeja took to Twitter to share this heartfelt message for all the Indian fans. 

He tweeted: 

He had said: 

Sports has taught me to keep on rising after every fall & never to give up. Can’t thank enough each & every fan who has been my source of inspiration. Thank you for all your support. Keep inspiring & I will give my best till my last breath. Love you all. 

Coming in at a stage when India were 92 for 6, Jadeja steered India’s innings with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, taking them closer before just falling short towards the end. 

While millions of hearts were shattered instantly, Ravindra Jadeja emerged a hero despite the tragic loss. 

Cricket Country

They together put up a 106-run partnership for the 7th wicket before Jadeja fell in the 48th over, trying to up the run-rate. 

MS Dhoni was run out courtesy a brilliant direct hit by Martin Guptill in the 49th over, thus ending India’s fairy tale journey. 

Daily News

Ravindra Jadeja’s efforts were lauded by the who’s who of cricket, including Sachin Tendulkar and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who believed Jadeja proved him wrong on all fronts. 

Surely, this knock from the Saurashtra all-rounder was indeed the saving grace for India in the semi-final.