FIR filed against Mitchell Marsh by RTI activist in UP for resting legs on World Cup trophy, complainant requests Narendra Modi to stop him from playing cricket in India

Apart from the fans, even India pacer Mohammed Shami, who scalped the most wickets in the tournament slammed Marsh.


FIR filed against Mitchell Marsh by RTI activist in UP for resting legs on World Cup trophy, complainant requests Narendra Modi to stop him from playing cricket in India

Mitchell Marsh (Image via X)

After winning the 2023 ODI World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Marsh was criticized heavily for resting his legs on the prestigious trophy. Aussie skipper Pat Cummins took to Instagram Story to share pictures of the players celebrating the final victory over India and one of the pictures offended the sentiments of Indians.

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The controversy has taken another turn. As per reports, an FIR was filed against Marsh by an RTI activist Pandit Keshav. Pandit even went a step ahead, requesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop the Aussie right-handed batter from playing cricket in India.

Apart from the fans, even India pacer Mohammed Shami, who scalped the most wickets in the tournament slammed Marsh. He said that Marsh should have lifted the cup above his head.

Urvashi Rautela also slammed Mitchell Marsh

Urvashi Rautela is popular among cricket fans just because she was involved in an online war with India batter Rishabh Pant. The Bollywood actress again grabbed eyeballs when she took to her social media accounts to join the bandwagon by lambasting Mitchell Marsh for placing his feet on the trophy.

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Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh (Image via ESPNcricinfo)
@mitchmarsh235 Bro, show some respect to the #WorldCuptrophy #MitchellMarsh has put his feet on the top of it just to look cool.
Rautela wrote on X.

Check her post here:

The 32-year-old Marsh displayed his all-round prowess in the tournament by collecting 441 runs in ten matches. Two centuries came from his bat, against Pakistan (121) and Bangladesh (177*).

In the final, he scored 15 runs and bowled two overs without scalping a wicket. India posted 240 runs and could not defend the target as a century from Travis Head took the Aussies past the target to win the match by six wickets, getting crowned as six-time World Cup champions.

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