Never before did the first three batsmen of a team got out for one run each in a match.
Leading the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, celebrities, and netizens heaped praise on the die-hard spirit of Team India, who crashed out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England with an 18-run defeat by New Zealand in the rain-affected semi-final. "And when you lose 3 for 5 it is very hard to come back into the game".
"We knew they were going to attack more and not let the game go to the end", said Kohli.
The victory sent 2015 runners-up New Zealand to their second consecutive World Cup final and Vettori said they would be full of confidence.
Though, millions of Indians were left heartbroken seeing their dream of the World Cup being lifted by the Indian cricketers being shattered, the latter were applauded for not giving up.
"Because many players will not be able to process it".
Pre-tournament favourites India had topped the group table to book the semi-final clash with fourth-placed underdogs New Zealand.
"But at the same time, we just want to reflect on the good things we did in this match and the things we want to improve on". However, I think Virat Kohli was unlucky as it was a poor decision to give him out. Till the time he was there, it looked like he would win the game for India.
"We are not shying away from accepting that we did not stand up to the challenge and we were not good enough under pressure".
New Zealand made 239 for eight on a tricky pitch, Ross Taylor top-scoring with 74 and Williamson contributing 67 as the two senior batsmen showed their class again. "We all know the game is a fine line in a number of ways".
India were down to 5/3 while chasing 240 but fighting innings from Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni saw India come excruciatingly close to the target.
"In my watching Jadeja for 10 years, me playing with him as well, this is probably his top quality, like best knock according to me because the kind of pressure", Kohli said.