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Mohammed Shami hits out at Mitchell Marsh for putting feet on World Cup 2023 trophy: I am hurt

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Mohammed Shami hits out at Mitchell Marsh for putting feet on World Cup 2023 trophy: I am hurt


India fast-bowler Mohammed Shami has hit out at Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for putting his feet up on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 trophy following their win at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, November 19.

Australia beat India by 6 wickets in the final to clinch their record-extending sixth ODI World Cup title. Following their win, skipper Pat Cummins posted a photo on Instagram of Marsh sitting with his feet on the ODI World Cup trophy, which went viral sparked controversy online.

The picture was shared hours after Australia lifted the World Cup trophy. The photo appears to be from the hotel room where the Australian team was sitting and conversing with each other at ease.

Australia’s Mitchell Marsh sits with his feet up on World Cup trophy. (C’tsy: Pat Cummins/Instagram)

When asked about Marsh’s photo with his feet up on the ODI World Cup trophy, Shami said he was hurt by Marsh’s actions, insisting that it’s a trophy that all team in the world fight for.

“I am hurt. The trophy for which all the teams in the world fight, the trophy which you want to lift over your head, keeping a foot on that trophy did not make me happy,” said Shami.

Shami finished as the leading wicket-taker of the 2023 ODI World Cup, claiming 24 scalps in just seven matches. Shami missed out India’s initial matches in the league stage with Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin being preferred over him in the starting XI.

However, all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s injury against Bangladesh presented Shami a chance to gain entry into the starting XI. The right-arm pacer grabbed his opportunity with both hands, claiming a five-wicket haul against New Zealand in Dharamshala.

Shami kept up his performance level throughout the tournament, going on to break several records. He picked up the solitary wicket of David Warner in the final but couldn’t stop the Australian juggernaut from getting their hands on the ODI World Cup trophy.

Published By:

Rounaq Sehrawat

Published On:

Nov 25, 2023

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