The Indian pacer Mohammed Shami showed displeasure on Mitchell Marsh’s gesture after Australia’s win in the World Cup 2023.
Mohammed Shami on Marsh’s Iconic WC celebration
Australia had won the finals against India and claimed their sixth World Cup title at Narendra Modi Stadium. Pat Cummins-led side defied the odd as they beat the hosts who was on ten- match unbeaten streak in the World Cup campaign.
Choosing to bowl, Australia folded India for 240 runs before chasing the target on 43 overs as Travis Head was impressive with his 137 runs to ensure the victory for his side.
Following the match, Australian players celebrations went viral on social media platforms. Mitchell Marsh enjoyed by resting his foot on the top of the World Cup trophy which created a displeasure among Indian fans and criticised the player for his actions with the club.
On this occasion, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami who emerged as the player with Most wickets in World Cup 2023, showed his emotions and spoke against the action of the player Mitchell Marsh with the cup stating that he was “hurt” with the celebration.
“This hurt me a lot as well. All countries fight for this trophy, everyone wants to lift the trophy over their head. And I didn’t like that he rested his foot on that trophy. He should not be doing that,” said Shami.
In Tuesday, a leader of an activist group filed a complaint against the Australian player Mitchell Marsh for putting his feet on the World Cup trophy as well. Pandit Keshav Dev, the president of Brashtachar Virodhi Sena lodged a police complaint at Delhi Gate Station in Aligarh.
“A complaint has been received. But so far a case has not been registered and further procedure will follow only after receiving a report from the cyber cell,” Superintendent of Police (City) Mrigank Shekhar said.
The Pandit mentioned that the Australian cricketer insulted the people of India by his act and disrespected the trophy, which was handed over to his team by the Prime Minister of the country.
While asked about the iconic photo in his home ground he said, “It’s got a bit of legs that photo, hasn’t it? Pardon the pun.”
“Am I? I haven’t seen a lot, but there you go,” he continued.
“It’s been a crazy 48 hours, but it’s nice to be back on home soil,” Marsh said.
“Tools down for a while, get home, see the family, relax, and then try and get ready for a big summer.”
He spoke about the upcoming home Test summer, which is scheduled to play in Perth. Australia is scheduled to play their first Test against Pakistan on December 14, 2023 at Perth Stadium.