Australia’s Mitchell Marsh receives flak from Mohammed Shami for disrespecting World Cup trophy

Mohammed Shami and Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh of Australia has faced criticism from Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami for his perceived disrespect of the ODI World Cup 2023 trophy. Australia emerged triumphant in the CWC 2023 final against India, securing their victory with a 6-wicket margin. However, the post-match celebrations took an unexpected turn when a viral photo circulated on social media, depicting the Australian all-rounder placing his feet on the coveted Cricket World Cup trophy. This act sparked widespread criticism and debate about sportsmanship and respect for the game.

The photo of Marsh’s seemingly disrespectful act quickly gained traction on social media platforms, leading to a barrage of criticism from fans and cricket enthusiasts. Many users expressed their disappointment, arguing that such actions undermine the sanctity of the trophy and the values associated with the sport. The incident fueled a broader discussion on the conduct of players in moments of celebration and the responsibilities that come with representing their nations on the global stage.

Mohammed Shami expresses displeasure at Marsh’s actions with CWC Trophy

Among those expressing disapproval was Mohammed Shami, a key player in India’s journey to the World Cup final. The 33-year-old voiced his dissatisfaction with Marsh’s actions and emphasized the immense significance of the World Cup trophy, highlighting that it symbolizes the pinnacle of achievement in international cricket.

“I am hurt. The trophy for which all the teams in the world fights, the trophy which you want to lift over your head, keeping a foot on  that trophy did not make me happy,” Shami was quoted as saying by NDTV Sports.

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Shami’s remarkable World Cup performance

Despite the disappointment in the final, Shami’s performance throughout the global-showpiece event for India was nothing short of stellar. Joining the tournament later, he made a remarkable impact, finishing as the top wicket-taker with 24 scalps in just seven matches.

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