Viral Photo Shows Mitchell Marsh Resting His Legs on World Cup Trophy, evoked strong reaction on social media

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  • Australia cruised past India to win the 2023 ODI World Cup on Sunday in Ahmedabad. 
  • This is Australia’s sixth win – the most by any team in the world. 
  • In a photo, Marsh is seen sitting on a sofa with his legs stretched out and the World Cup trophy beneath it. The photo has evoked a strong reaction on social media. 
  • No official handle has posted the photo, an official reaction from Marsh or the Australian Cricket Board is awaited. 

Australia broke the hearts of many Indian cricket fans by defeating Rohit Sharma-led side in the final of the Cricket World Cup on Sunday. This is Australia’s sixth win – the most by any team in the world. Now, a photo has gone viral on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) that shows Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh resting his feet on the World Cup trophy. The photo has evoked a strong reaction from social media users, who said Australia may have won cricket’s biggest trophy, but not the respect.

In a photo, Marsh is seen sitting on a sofa with his legs stretched out and the World Cup trophy beneath it. The photo has evoked a strong reaction on social media, a day after Australia defeated India to with their sixth Cricket World Cup.

No official handle has posted the photo, and the media cannot verify its authenticity. An official reaction from Marsh or the Australian Cricket Board is awaited. But the photo is enough to spark a debate on social media.

One user from India posted the winning moment from the 1983 World Cup in which Kapil Dev is seen keeping the trophy on his head. “Difference between our culture & theirs,” he said. “Doesn’t matter to Aussies, they don’t see things as we do. Move on, there are better things to worry about,” said another.

“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,” a third user said.

“There is no captioning anything. They are a World Cup-winning machine, unchallenged, unparalleled champions. Winners take all,” a user commented.

With a pitch offering little comfort for pace bowlers and terraces packed with blue-clad fans, Sunday’s World Cup final could not have been better set up for the hosts to emerge unbeaten champions. Instead, Australia, led by a Travis Head century and their brilliant trio of quicks, humbled India and their batting riches in a dominant six-wicket win that may rank as the finest of their six World Cup triumphs.

Having claimed the World Test Championship in June, Pat Cummins’ team has shown greatness across formats and will no doubt fancy complete a sweep of the game’s biggest prizes at next year’s T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies.

Australia cruised past India to win the 2023 ODI World Cup on Sunday in Ahmedabad. The comfortable six-wicket win ensured Australia won their sixth ODI World Cup and shut a loud Narendra Modi Stadium in the process.

Travis Head scored 137 runs from 120 balls to bag the Player of the Match honour. He partnered with Marnus Labuschagne as Australia chased down the 241-run total with ease in the end. It didn’t look easy going when David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Steve Smith departed without helping the cause much and the Aussies were 47/3. Head and Labuschagne came to the rescue with a 191-run partnership but the former departed while trying to hit the winning runs. Glenn Maxwell got the job done in the end.

 

(With inputs from agencies)

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