Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh has found himself at the center of controversy for a peculiar post-World Cup celebration. The now-infamous picture, shared on Instagram by Australian skipper Pat Cummins, shows Marsh resting his both legs nonchalantly on top of the coveted World Cup trophy.
The image rapidly went viral on various social media platforms, erupting a mixed bag of reactions from the online community, with many labeling the gesture as 'disrespectful'.
The controversial image emerged hours after Australia clinched their sixth Cricket World Cup title, triumphing over India in the 2023 final held in Ahmedabad.
This celebration by Mitchell Marsh has sparked a wider conversation about the fine line between jubilation and perceived disrespect in the world of sports.