Fan Commits Suicide, Company Offers Leave; 3 Things That’ve Happened After India’s World Cup Loss

From sweet to tragic, here is what happened in the country after India lost the World Cup match

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Fan Commits Suicide, Company Offers Leave; 3 Things That’ve Happened After India’s World Cup Loss

A billion hearts broke at the same time on November 19 at the Narendra Modi stadium as India lost the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 final match against Australia. Indian cricket team players Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli were seen leaving the ground with tears in their eyes. From tragic to sweet, after this shattering loss by India, here is what happened in the country. 

Here’s What Happened After India’s World Cup Loss

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According to reports, a 23-year-old guy from West Bengal’s Bankura area committed suicide after Australia defeated India in the 2023 World Cup final. Rahul Lohar, a young guy who worked at a nearby clothes business, is reported to have hanged himself because of the pain he felt after India lost the World Cup match. 

Reports of Rahul Lohar’s suicide surfaced on Sunday night following the game. Uttam Sur, his brother-in-law, reported the event to the police. Following that, Rahul’s body was brought to the Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital on Monday for a post-mortem examination. 

The death has been reported as unnatural, and the police have opened an inquiry. However, they have not yet provided any information about the cause of the death clearly. 

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Guwahati Youth Dies After India’s Loss

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A Guwahati youth, identified as Mrinal Majumdar, aged 20, unexpectedly died following India’s devastating defeat. Undoubtedly, more than a billion Indians experienced the anguish of the loss, but nothing as shocking as this was reported. 

The youth did not cope well with the loss; according to his parents, he did not eat well after the match ended and cried a lot. As he slept on an empty stomach, he also could not sleep the whole night. His parents heard rumblings from his room. 

They could understand that he was unable to sleep. Upon his failure to wake up late this morning, his family members stormed through his bedroom door to discover him unconscious. He was rushed to Hayat Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead. 

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Company Offers One-Day Leave Of Relaxation 

The Indian cricket team losing the World Cup final match to Australia felt like a personal loss. India, one of the biggest teams in cricket, lost to Australia by six wickets in the championship match; both the players and the supporters were clearly upset about the defeat. 

Social media platforms were inundated with photos and videos that depicted athletes like Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Siraj fighting for emotional regulation. After the heartbreaking loss, the usually collected Virat Kohli was seen covering his face, indicating the toll the loss had on the team. 

Fans were seen leaving the stadium in tears. Many posted about this loss that felt super personal on social media. Some of them asked their bosses to give them leave to cope with the loss. 

The Marketing Moves Agency actually took this seriously! It offered a one-day leave of relaxation to all its employees. The screenshots of the mail from HR and messages on the WhatsApp group are going viral on the internet! The mail mentioned that the company recognised the impact on fans and hence the leave. 

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