Glenn Maxwell’s wife Vini Raman took to social media to slam trolls for posting hurtful comments online after Australia’s victory over India in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Raman criticized social media users for their ‘hateful’ and ‘despicable’ comments and added that fans can support their native country without offending anyone. It was the sixth Cricket World Cup title for Australia as they achieved sensational performances from Travis Head and the bowlers to end India’s unbeaten run in the competition with a comfortable six-wicket win.
“aaaaand cue all those hateful, mean DMs. stay classy… i can’t believe this has to be said BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth where you grew up and more importantly the team of your husband + father of your child stars in #nobrainer. Take a chill pill and direct that outrage to more important world issues,” Vini wrote on the social media platform Instagram.
Travis Head hit a scintillating 137 to lift Australia to a record-extending sixth World Cup title in a convincing six-wicket win over India on Sunday, with captain Pat Cummins describing the victory as “the pinnacle of cricket”.
Chasing a tricky 241 for victory in the final, Australia slumped to 47-3 before left-handed opener Head reached his second century of the tournament to send the team home with seven overs to spare.
Head’s knock and his marathon stand of 192 with Marnus Labuschagne, unbeaten on 58, ended India’s dominant run of 10 unbeaten matches at the event.
“That’s huge, that’s the pinnacle of cricket, winning a World Cup, especially here in India. These are the moments you’ll remember for the rest of your life,” Cummins said.
Head fell after his 120-ball knock, peppered with 15 fours and four sixes, before Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs to spark wild celebrations in the Aussie camp.
“I’m just thrilled to be part of it,” said Man of the Match Head, who only joined the squad after a period of rehabilitation after losing his hand on the eve of the tournament in South Africa broke.
“It’s a lot better than watching the World Cup at home on the couch (with his hand injury). I was a bit nervous, but Marnus played exceptionally well and absorbed all the pressure.”
India’s chances of ending the global trophy drought since their 2013 Champions Trophy victory went up in smoke when Head hooked up with Labuschagne.
Head’s century was the seventh in a World Cup final and third by an Australian, after Ricky Ponting (140 not out against India in 2003) and Adam Gilchrist (149 against Sri Lanka in 2007).
(With AFP inputs)
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