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Australia’s triumph over India in the ODI World Cup 2023 final by 6 wickets was a historic moment for the team, securing their record-extending sixth World Cup title. While celebrations were in full swing, one Australian player, Mitchell Marsh, found himself at the centre of social media backlash for a seemingly controversial post-victory celebration.
Mitchell Marsh played a pivotal role in Australia’s World Cup victory, contributing significantly with 2 big hundreds, 1 fifty, and 2 wickets in the tournament. However, a post-match celebration photo went viral, where Marsh was seen placing his leg on the prestigious World Cup trophy while posing for a picture in the team dressing room.
While it is common for victorious teams to exuberantly celebrate their achievements, this particular gesture did not sit well with cricket fans, especially Indians. The act of placing a foot on the trophy considered a symbol of cricketing excellence, was perceived by many as disrespectful and garnered widespread criticism.
Despite the joy surrounding Australia’s sixth World Cup title, social media was flooded with disapproval directed towards Mitchell Marsh for his pose with the trophy. Fans expressed their disappointment, considering it a step too far in the celebration, even amidst the passionate emotions that come with winning such a prestigious tournament.
It is essential to note that while emotions run high in the aftermath of intense cricket matches, the incident serves as a reminder of the fine line between celebration and the need for respect towards the symbols that represent the sport. As cricket fans continue to debate the boundaries of post-victory celebrations, Mitchell Marsh’s pose with the World Cup trophy has become a topic of considerable discussion and criticism.
Dude that’s World Cup respect please🙏🏻
— Manu (@virat_facts) November 20, 2023
The value of Trophy who deserves 👏😍 pic.twitter.com/8yk2Iy2iM3
— Dr Bakra (@DrBakra) November 20, 2023
Respect for Messi ❤📈 pic.twitter.com/3iM6ehDyPI
— 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 (@solitarysaurav) November 20, 2023
Have some respect for the world cup man 🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻
Look how God of cricket 🏏 respects the coveted trophy. pic.twitter.com/wu8I9IwhA5
— Esha Srivastav🇮🇳🚩 (@EshaSanju15) November 20, 2023
Bro, show some respect to the World Cup trophy. Ask Indian fans or team India about the value of this trophy🏆 😭
— Kricket Diaries (@kricketdiaries) November 20, 2023
ICT FANS to Jay Shah pic.twitter.com/omwASRhhK7
— Radhika Chaudhary (@Radhika8057) November 20, 2023
It's really sad when the ones who truly respect the trophy don't get a chance to touch it, while those who don't care get multiple chances. Heartbreaking, indeed. 😔
— Vipin Tiwari (@Vipintiwari952_) November 20, 2023
Wow giving respect to the world cup trophy not an Aussie thing.
How can you expect them to respect the Cup when they have 6 tittles
— Sujeet Suman (@sujeetsuman1991) November 20, 2023