Australia, which became world champion for the 6th time by defeating India in the World Cup final, had to face great embarrassment when one of its players posed for a photo by placing his feet on the trophy.
The picture of Mitchell Marsh sitting with his feet on the trophy from the dressing room has gone viral. There was a lot of uproar over this picture. Social media users advised him to respect the trophy. Along with this, Mohammed Shami’s statement also came out, in which he targeted Marsh. Shami said that he was saddened to see Marsh do this. Now after 11 days, Marsh has broken his silence on the entire incident.
Here’s what Mitchell Marsh said about the incident:
Speaking to the Australian media, the all-rounder said that his intention was not to disrespect the trophy by doing so. Marsh said, “This photo was not intended to offend anyone. I haven’t thought much about it. I haven’t seen much on social media. Yes, although everyone tells me that the matter has worsened and now talks on it have stopped. However, there was nothing like that in that picture.”
A complaint was received against Marsh:
Despite not intending to insult Marsh, the leader of an activist group in Uttar Pradesh filed a police complaint against the all-rounder last week. Anti-corruption army chief Pandit Keshav Dev complained to Aligarh’s Delhi Gate police station. Aligarh Superintendent of Police (City) said that a complaint has been received, but the case has not been registered yet and further action will be taken only after receiving the report from the cyber cell.
The Australian team is currently on an India tour:
Marsh was rested for Australia’s T20 series against India, but the World Cup winners including Steve Smith, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, and Adam Zampa stayed for the series. However, Cricket Australia has called all the players who played in the World Cup after the third T20. A completely new team will play in the fourth and fifth T20. India is currently leading 2-1 in the series and the fourth T20 will be played in Raipur today. India won the first two T20s, while Australia made a comeback in the third T20 and won the match thanks to Glenn Maxwell’s stormy century.