Mitchell Marsh For Placing His Feet On World Cup Trophy
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was allegedly seen disrespecting the coveted World Cup trophy on November 19th (Sunday) after a convincing seven-wicket victory over India in Ahmedabad. In a picture that surfaced on social media, the West Australian was seen keeping his feet on the trophy and copped criticism from the netizens.
Marsh, who was also part of Australia's 2015 World Cup-winning squad, made a quick-fire run-a-ball 15 on Sunday before nicking one off Jasprit Bumrah's bowling behind the stumps to KL Rahul. The seam-bowling all-rounder also bowled two economical overs, conceding only 5 runs as Australia restricted the hosts to a gettable 240 in the final.
A picture that is going viral on social media shows Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh both both legs rested on top of the World Cup trophy. The photo was initially shared on Instagram by Australian skipper Pat Cummins. From there, it made its way to several social media platforms. The internet called the gesture ‘disrespectful’ and trolled him for it.
The picture was shared hours after Australia lifted the World Cup trophy. Australia played against the host, India, in the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, November 19. The photo appears to be from the hotel room where the Australian team were sitting and conversing with each other at ease.
Travis Head cracks a century as Australia inflict first defeat on India in the 2023 World Cup
Meanwhile, Australia's debatable decision to bowl first at the Narendra Modi Stadium paid rich dividends as Pat Cummins and co. restricted an in-form Indian batting unit on a slow surface to 240 in 50 overs. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets each, while Mitchell Starc finished with 3.
Australia suffered an early jolt to their run-chase, losing 3 wickets with only 47 on the board. Nevertheless, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne played calmly from that stage, adding 192, with the former falling when the tourists need only 2 runs to win. Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs as the other players stormed onto the field.