Did Mitchell Marsh Disrespect Cricket World Cup Trophy? Social Media Provides 'Football' Defence
The Cricket World Cup 2023 ended with Australia beating India by six wickets in the final to win a record-extending sixth title at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. However, following the win, Australian cricket team all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has become a topic of major controversy. In a picture going viral on social media, Marsh can seen putting his feet on the World Cup trophy as the team celebrated their victory. The action was criticised heavily on social media with many users suggesting that Marsh disrespected the trophy and the game with this gesture. However, some users defended the cricketer and cited examples of footballers who have done this in other countries in the past.
The social media users pointed out that in many football leagues, putting one's leg on the trophy is part of the celebrations and in none of those cases, any disrespect was shown towards the trophy.
Mitchell Marsh with the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/n2oViCDgna
Meanwhile, Pat Cummins said captaining Australia to World Cup title glory was the "pinnacle in cricket" after his side dashed the dreams of tournament hosts India with a six-wicket win.
The final was a personal triumph for Cummins, whose decision to field first was vindicated as India -- the only previously unbeaten team at the tournament after a run of 10 straight wins -- were held to a modest 240 all out.
No way ppl are ranting about this being disrespectful. Our culture is obviously different from theirs. Stop moral policing everywhere. This is what Indian players are subjected to on a daily basis when everything they do is scrutinized. Please give it a rest.#MitchellMarsh pic.twitter.com/0ZvgP5h4Ly
"That's huge, that's the pinnacle in cricket, winning a World Cup,