When Rohit Sharma’s side plays in the domestic tournament later this year, India, which has already won the ODI World Cup twice (in 1983 and 2011), would be trying to make it three in total. Gautam Gambhir, who had struck a heroic 97 in the final against Sri Lanka, was a vital player on the squad during the team’s previous World Cup victory, which was captained by MS Dhoni. The former India player, who played for the nation for 12 years between 2004 and 2016, reflected on his formative years spent watching the Indian squad in the 1990s as he spoke about the World Cups on a mid-match broadcast on Star Sports.

According to Gambhir, India finished a pathetic eighth out of nine countries in the round-robin round of the 1992 World Cup. Only two of India’s eight games ended in triumphs, and Gambhir still “cries” thinking about the team’s close defeat to Australia.

In their third game, one of which had been wiped out, India had lost by one run and was now facing a second defeat.

“I remember watching India vs. Australia World Cup match when India lost by one run. That was the only time I can remember sobbing during a cricket match, and I believe a big part of it was because India only lost by one run. Gambhir said, “I never cried again after that, not even after I won the World Cup.”

Australia decided to bat first, and they finished with a score of 237/9 thanks to Dean Jones’ crucial 90 off 108 balls. Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar each took one of the team’s three wickets, however, weather forced India to bat for an additional 47 overs and set a new target of 236.

Despite India’s skipper Mohammad Azharuddin reaching 93 runs, Tom Moody’s three wickets eventually caused India to lose by one run. In Brisbane, Australia won the game when Venkapathy Raju was run out on the game’s last ball.