After India's heartbreaking loss in the 2023 ODI World Cup final against Australia, a Gurugram-based company granted a one-day relaxation leave to its employees to help them recover and "come back stronger."
After Australia's victory by 6 wickets in the World Cup 2023 final, Diksha Gupta, an employee at Marketing Moves Agency in Gurugram, shared a post on LinkedIn.
Having actively participated in the World Cup campaigns, she conveyed the challenges her team encountered in dealing with the loss.
However, a twist in the tale ensued. "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," she wrote in a post on LinkedIn.
Following India's defeat to Australia in the Cricket World Cup final, social media saw an influx of requests for the "Mondayest Monday ever" as a way to mourn the loss. The hashtag #MondayestMondayEver rapidly gained popularity on Twitter, with numerous users advocating for a national holiday to allow fans the time to cope with their disappointment.
A user wrote on X, "I need a Mondayest Monday ever to recover from this heartbreaking loss." Another user commented, "I need a Mondayest Monday ever to recover from this heartbreaking loss."