Australia’s Mitchell Marsh rests feet on World Cup trophy after defeating India
A picture showing Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh resting with both legs atop the World Cup trophy has gone viral on social media, triggering massive backlash. Australian skipper Pat Cummins shared several images on Instagram after their remarkable win, one of which included this controversial picture. Despite Australia clinching cricket's biggest trophy, the photo sparked a debate about the team's 'respect' for the achievement.
Netizens swiftly reacted to the picture, with many deeming it 'disrespectful.' One user wrote on X, 'Dear @ICC and @BCCI, expressing concern over Mitch Marsh placing the World Cup trophy under his feet. This behavior seems disrespectful to the game’s integrity. Kindly review and address this matter appropriately.'
Some comments echoed similar sentiments, with one user saying, 'Dude, that’s the World Cup; show some respect,' while another added, 'Bro, show some respect to the World Cup trophy. Ask Indian fans or team India about the value of this trophy.'
Others took a different perspective, stating, 'Doesn't matter to Aussies, they don't see things as we do. Move on, there are better things to worry about.' Another user added, 'This type of mindset needs an exceptional level of skill and ferocity to defeat, which apparently was totally amiss in the Indian team's approach.'
Further reactions poured in, with one user commenting, 'There is no captioning anything. They are a World Cup-winning machine, unchallenged, unparalleled champions. Winners take all.'
Australia defeated India by six wickets in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, breaking Indian hearts in front of a packed crowd. Opting to field first after winning the toss, Captain Pat Cummins strategically altered the game's course on a slow and challenging pitch. Cummins delivered an exceptional spell, conceding only 34 runs and claiming two crucial wickets in his impressive 10-over stint."