Australian World Cup-winning captain Pat Cummins said that he and his team were satisfied over the silence of more than 1.3 lakh Indian crowd after the dismissal of Virat Kohli in the final game of the World Cup in Ahmedabad.
"We took a second in the huddle just to acknowledge the silence that was going around the crowd after Virat Kohli's wicket. It just felt like it was one of those days where it was all made for him (Kohli) to score another hundred like he normally does. That (wicket) was satisfying," he said
Cummins said that while talking to the journalists at a post-match press conference, at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday (November 19).
After a shaky start at 81/3, Kohli played a 62-ball 54 during the partnership with KL Rahul to stabilize the Indian innings. However, Cummins managed to get Kohli to play onto his stumps with a well-directed delivery, causing a hush to fall over the world's largest cricket stadium. The Australian team paused for a moment to acknowledge the impact of Kohli's dismissal on the crowd.
Australia managed an easy six-wicket win over India in the match and completed their "Mission Hexa" in ODI World Cup.
Earlier at a pre-match press conference on Saturday, the Australian skipper said they had to embrace upsetting the crowd and relish the chance to silence them whenever they could, so that they could finish the day with no regrets, regardless of the result.
"I think you've got to embrace it. The crowd's obviously going to be very one-sided but it's also in sport there's nothing more satisfying than hearing a big crowd go silent and that's the aim for us."