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‘We definitely felt the love’, Virat Kohli and Team India players thank fans for support

After putting an emphatic show at the ongoing World Cup, Team India's campaign finally came to a halt as they lost their semi-final clash against New Zealand on Wednesday.

Several Indian cricketers thanked the fans for showing faith and enormous support to the team. (AP Photo)

After putting a strong show at the World Cup, Team India’s campaign finally came to a end Wednesday after they lost in the semi-finals to New Zealand. Chasing 240 in a rain-interrupted match at Old Trafford, the Indian top-order collapsed, the first time in the tournament.

Despite being knocked out of the tournament, many Indian fans congratulated the Men In Blue for their performance and in response, several Indian cricketers thanked cricket fans for showing faith and providing support to the team.

Here’s what they’ve shared on social media:

Virat Kohli thanked the fas for their support and the team had “felt the love showered” on them:

Ravindra Jadeja, who almost took India to the finish line against New Zealand, thanked “each and every fan who has been my source of inspiration”:

Jasprit Bumrah, the team’s standout bowler also thanked everyone for their support:

The leading run-scorer of the tournament Rohit Sharma acknowledged that the team “failed to deliver when it mattered” the most and also said that his “heart is heavy” after the disappointment.

India started their campaign with a convincing six-wicket win over South Africa and won seven matches out of the nine matches they played in the tournament.