A video of Australian captain Pat Cummins standing alone on stage holding the World Cup has gone viral on various social media platforms.
Australia defeated India in the final of the ICC 2023 World Cup on Sunday (November 19) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad by six wickets, to win the trophy for the sixth time. However, amid the celebration, this special moment caught people’s attention.
In the video that went viral, one can see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles presenting the World Cup trophy to Cummins. They congratulated the captain on their victory and walked off the stage, leaving Cummins alone. He stood awkwardly on the stage while waiting for his teammates to join.
An extended version of the tape showed the Indian Prime Minister shaking hands with the rest of the Australian cricket team after he handed the trophy to Cummins and walked off the stage.
Media agency ANI also shared several photos of Prime Minister Modi with the Australian Deputy Prime Minister handing over the trophy to Pat Cummins. There is also a photo where the Australian captain shook hands with the Indian Prime Minister.
And so, as Pat Cummins stood alone on the stage looking awkward and embarrassed, he waited for his team members so they could lift the 2023 ICC World Cup trophy together.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles handed over the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup to Australian captain Pat Cummins after their victory over India in Ahmedabad.
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Later, Prime Minister Modi posted on
While Australia lifted the trophy, the Indian players were saddened by their loss in the finals after performing gloriously throughout the tournament. Indian captain Rohit Sharma was emotional after their defeat. Jasprit Bumrah was also seen consoling Mohammed Siraj, who was crying.
Indian player Mohammed Al-Shami also shared a picture where Prime Minister Modi was hugging and consoling him after the World Cup final. “Unfortunately, yesterday was not our day. I would like to thank all Indians for supporting our team and me throughout the tournament. I especially thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for coming into the dressing room and lifting our morale. We will bounce back,” he said. “.
(With inputs from agencies)