Mitch Marsh has clarified that his celebration, which caused controversy in India, was not intended to be disrespectful. After the World Cup victory, Marsh was photographed with his feet on the prestigious trophy.
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami also expressed his feelings and said that he was hurt by the photo. The 32-year-old all-rounder quickly became a focal point of public criticism in India as disappointed fans reacted to the unexpected World Cup loss.
“There was obviously no disrespect meant in that photo at all. I haven’t given it too much thought, I haven’t seen a lot on social media even though everyone tells me it’s gone off. There’s nothing in that,” Mitchell Marsh told Sen.