Srinagar: In a bizarre turn of events, an Police FIR (First Information Report) has been filed in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh against Australia cricketer Mitchell Marsh for putting his feet on World Cup trophy.
In the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Australia beat India to lift the title.
Soon after the triumph , the celebratory pics of Australia cricketers surfaced online with one picture showing Mitchell Marsh resting his legs on the World Cup trophy.
Pandit Keshav, an RTI Activist,has lodged the FIR against the Australian all-rounder. The primary concern highlighted in the FIR is that Marsh’s picture has offended the sentiments of numerous Indian fans, given India’s defeat in the final match.
In addition to the FIR, Pandit Keshav forwarded a copy to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, recommending a potential ban on Mitchell Marsh from participating in cricket within India.
Earlier, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami stated that he wasn’t happy with the gesture as this is the trophy everyone fights for.
“I am hurt. The trophy for which all the teams in the world fights, the trophy which you want to lift over your head, keeping a foot on that trophy did not make me happy,”