As a member of the Star commentary team, Gavaskar highlighted the team’s remarkable journey to the final, showcasing superb cricket and dominating their opponents in consecutive matches. He acknowledged the role of luck in sports and pointed out instances where fortune did not favor the Indian team in the final. Gavaskar added, “There’s no shame in losing to the five-time champions. They know how to win the finals. Very proud of all the effort that they’ve done, very proud of the joy that they have given millions who have been following them.” The cricket legend, part of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team, underscored the team’s achievements and the pride they brought to their fans, irrespective of the final outcome.