“I am hurt,” Mohammed Shami reacts to picture of Mitchell Marsh sitting with legs on World Cup trophy

Mitchell Marsh received flak from Indian fans as they found the act disrespectful toward the trophy.


“I am hurt,” Mohammed Shami reacts to picture of Mitchell Marsh sitting with legs on World Cup trophy

Mohammed Shami, Mitchell Marsh (Images via ESPNcricinfo, X)

Mitchell Marsh posed by placing his legs on the World Cup trophy after Australia beat India in Ahmedabad. He received flak from Indian fans as they found the act disrespectful. Mohammed Shami also spoke about the photo.

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Talking to the media on Thursday, Shami gave his verdict. He said seeing the photo made him unhappy because every team fights for the trophy and one should lift it over the head as a mark of respect.

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.
Shami said during interview with PUMA.

The pacer played only seven out of 11 games because he was benched for four games earlier in the tournament. Despite playing seven matches, he emerged as the highest wicket-taker with 24 scalps to his name. His most notable bowling was a seven-wicket haul in the semifinal against New Zealand.

Mohammed Shami recalls selection trials for UP Ranji team

During an interview with PUMA, Mohammed Shami recalled the hardships he faced during the selection trials for the UP Ranji team. Shami was born in UP but plays for Bengal as he failed to get selected for the UP team.

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Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

Shami said he had been doing trials to get selected for the UP Ranji team but, whenever the final rounds came, he got kicked out of it. His brother then met the chief selector of UP and talked with him but got a bizarre response.

The selector told my brother that if you could move my chair, then the boy would be selected. It’s very good. Otherwise, sorry.
Shami said during an interview with PUMA.

He then recalled giving trials for Tripura but failed there as well. He went to Kolkata and bowled eight to 10 overs before he was stopped and was told that further information would be given to him in a couple of days. Three days later, Bengal selected him.

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