Amidst the celebrations following Australia’s triumphant win against India in the Cricket World Cup, a viral picture of Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh has stirred controversy on social media.
The World Cup victory, marking Australia’s sixth title in cricket history, took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, igniting fervent celebrations among the Kangaroos.
Post-match euphoria led Australian player Pat Cummins to share glimpses of the team’s jubilation in the dressing room on his Instagram profile. However, one particular picture caught attention for all the wrong reasons. The image portrayed Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh reclining on a sofa with his feet resting atop the World Cup trophy.
The sight didn’t sit well with Indian cricket enthusiasts, still reeling from the disappointment of India’s defeat in the final match.
Marsh’s seemingly casual posture with the prestigious trophy drew sharp criticism from upset fans. An Indian user took to X to express their dismay, labeling Marsh’s action as disrespectful to the trophy and urging the ICC to take action.
The image of Marsh’s relaxed posture with the prized trophy has sparked heated discussions and stirred emotions among cricket fans, intensifying the aftermath of the World Cup final and eliciting calls for more reverence toward the sport’s symbols.