• Monday, December 04, 2023


India company gives a day off to employees to recover from World Cup final setback

The farm in Gurugram gave its workforce a day to recover from the emotional toll and come back stronger after India’s loss in the final.

India players during the post-match presentation after Australia beat India by 6 wickets in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 final match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19, 2023. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

A COMPANY in Gurugram in the northern Indian state of Haryana on Monday (20) offered its employees a day’s leave to recover from the emotional setback they suffered after India lost the cricket World Cup final against Australia in Ahmedabad the previous night.

Billions of Indian fans were left shattered after their favourite team was humbled by a clinical Australian unit. Till the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the hosts had won 10 consecutive games. But they finished second best in the title clash played in front of more than 120,000 people and the prime minister of the country, Narendra Modi.

Social media erupted the next day calling it the ‘Mondayest Monday’ ever.

Marketing Moves and Marketing Moves Agency gave its workforce a day to recover from the emotional toll even as several others wished they also had something similar.

Diksha Gupta, who is a key player in the agency’s major campaigns related to the marquee tournament, shared the news on professional site LinkedIn. Reflecting on the collective heartbreak of 1.4 billion people as the Men in Blue lost to Australia by six wickets, she said, “Today morning, I woke up with a message from my boss granting a one-day leave relaxation to everyone due to the impact of this loss. It was a surprise that none of us could believe until the official email arrived. Well, this one-day relaxation is not just a morale booster, it’s an opportunity to recover from the loss, regain mental stability, and return to work with renewed energy and spirit,” she wrote, thanking her boss Chirag Alawadhi, co-founder and CEO of Marketing Moves.

“20+ projects, 25+ days, and 90+ meetings look easy when it comes to the World Cup. I did not know where this energy came from but all I can say is that this was the World Cup Cricket Fever. It was tough for me and our team as well to cope with this loss after being entirely engrossed in the World Cup campaigns,” Gupta added.

The post also included a couple of photos showing screenshots of the announcement – one message from Alawadhi on WhatsApp and an email from Riya Ahuja, vice president, operations, Marketing Moves Agency.

Modi was also found visiting the dressing room of the Indian team to console the players who broke down after the devastating loss.

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