Mohammed Shami hurt, Mitchell Marsh celebrated with the World Cup trophy
livecricketbd News Today update: Mohammed Shami has said he was hurt to see the way Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh celebrated with the World Cup trophy
Mohammed Shami hurt,
Mitchell Marsh celebrated with the World Cup trophy
Mohammed Shami says he was hurt by the way Australia's Mitchell Marsh celebrated his World Cup win in the dressing room. The Aussie all-rounder was seen with his feet up on a table and sitting comfortably on the sofa in the middle of the trophy.
Australia beat India by six wickets with 42 balls to spare to win the World Cup on Sunday. Marsh did not play much of a role in the final but Travis Head scored 137 off 120 balls and was adjudged man of the match. Australian players, including Marsh, celebrated in the dressing room as the picture from Pat Cummins' Instagram account went viral.
Reacting to the photo, India pacer Shami said at his home in Amroha, "I am hurt."
The trophy that every team in the world fights for, the trophy that you want to lift over your head, couldn't make me happier to step on that trophy."
Shami finished the World Cup with 24 wickets, including three five-wicket hauls.
Marsh, who scored 441 runs in the tournament, tried to play down the celebrations after landing in Melbourne earlier this week.
Mohammad Shami says he was hurt watching Mitchell Marsh step on the World Cup trophy after Australia's win on Sunday.
Australia beat India by six wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday to win their sixth ODI World Cup title, leading to celebrations inside the former's dressing room.
Amidst the festivities, a picture of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh sitting with his foot on the trophy went viral and sparked outrage on social media.
On Thursday, another voice of distaste for the gesture came from Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who said he was displeased to see Marsh step on the World Cup trophy during the team's celebration on Sunday.
"I'm hurt," Mohammad Sami told reporters on Thursday. "It didn't make me happy to step on the trophy that every team in the world fights for, the trophy that you want to lift over your head."
The 33-year-old emerged as India's leading wicket-taker in the tournament, claiming 24 scalps in seven matches, which included a record-breaking spell of 57 for 7 against New Zealand in the semi-final in Mumbai.