Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are up in arms, and with good reason, over Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s yesterday’s photo, highly controversial act that has sent shockwaves across social media platforms. In a photo shared by Australian skipper Pat Cummins on Instagram, Marsh can be seen displaying an astonishing lack of reverence for the esteemed World Cup trophy.
Australia defeated India in the ICC Cricket World Cup Final at Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, the team lifted the trophy for the record sixth time. And India which was in good form in the whole world cup, failed to shine in the finals of the tournament and shattered the hearts of Indian cricket lovers.
The image has become the focal point of heated discussions and passionate criticism, as Marsh casually extends both legs atop the iconic trophy likely in a hotel room, while others are seen chatting casually. Such a casual gesture has ignited a storm of condemnation, with fans expressing their dismay and disappointment at what they perceive as a flagrant lack of respect for the pinnacle of cricketing achievement.