“Probably yes”: Australian Mitchell Marsh was asked if he would ever put his feet back on the World Cup – Magazine Creations

After India’s agonizing defeat to Australia in the World Cup final, Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh resting his feet on the World Cup has angered cricket fans in India. In response to the controversy, Marsh said he did not find his gesture disrespectful and would not mind repeating it.

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The controversy erupted after skipper Pat Cummins shared a photo of Marsh with his feet on the trophy on his Instagram account. Later, the photo created a social media sensation, with prominent cricketers even criticizing Marsh for his actions.

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“There was clearly no disrespect intended in that photo at all,” Marsh told Scene Radio.

He added: “I didn’t think much about it, and I didn’t see much on social media even though everyone told me it had exploded. There’s nothing to it.” When asked if he would do it again, Marsh said: “Probably yes, to be honest.”

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The photo went viral on social media, with several Indian cricketers criticizing Marsh’s action. Indian driver Mohammed Al-Shami said he felt “hurt” by Marsh’s actions.

Al-Shami said: “The cup that all the teams in the world are competing for, the cup that you want to raise above your head, and keep your foot on that cup, did not make me happy.”

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In the final match of the 2023 World Cup, India defeated Australia by six wickets. Soon after the World Cup, India and Australia faced off in a five-match T20 series. Asked about the back-to-back series scheduled in Australia, Marsh said he hopes such a big series is not scheduled so soon after ICC tournaments in the future as the victorious players deserve to celebrate some time with their families. at home.

“It was pretty outrageous for the guys who had to stay back. It’s a fine line because we have to respect the fact that we’re playing for Australia, and it’s a series against India which is always really big.”

“But there’s also the human side of it, the boys have just won the World Cup and maybe they deserve to celebrate for a while and go back to their families. It’s interesting.”

He added: “We hope that many of these series will not be shown after major tournaments again.”

After the 2023 World Cup, as many as seven members of Australia’s ODI World Cup tea team had to stay back in India for the T20I series.

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Updated: 01 December 2023, 02:58 PM IST


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