Indian Sports Fraternity Praises Dhoni's Team Despite Loss

27/03/2015 9:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli of India discuss whether to call for the DRS referral after an LBW shout against Aaron Finch of Australia was given not out during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI - India's sports fraternity had nothing by praise for the efforts of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's World Cup team, which bowed out of the tournament Thursday with a 95-run semifinals loss to Australia.

Retired cricket great Sachin Tendulkar led the support on social media with former captain Sunil Gavaskar, allrounder Yuvraj Singh, tennis player Sania Mirza and Olympic gold medal-winning shooter Abhinav Bindra among those adding their admiration for the Indian team.

Tendulkar said on Twitter that the team played some "terrific cricket" during the tournament while Yuvraj felt the team lost to a side that played "outstanding cricket" and deserved to be in the final.

Gavaskar said the toss had proved crucial, with Australia electing to bat first and setting a stiff target of 329.

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