Australia clinched their sixth Cricket World Cup title with a stellar performance against India in the 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Travis Head’s brilliant knock of 137, supported by a remarkable partnership with Marnus Labuschagne, secured a convincing six-wicket victory.
Following the triumph, Glenn Maxwell’s wife, Vini Raman, addressed the online trolls who flooded social media with hateful comments. Raman expressed her upset and stressed that people can be proud of their Indian heritage while supporting the country where they were born, and raised, and especially the team of their spouse and the father of their child.
In a post on Instagram, she wrote, “aaaaand cue all the hateful vile DMs. stay classy… can’t believe this needs to be said BUT you can be Indian and also support the country of your birth where you have been raised and more importantly the team your husband+father of your child plays in #nobrainer. take a chill pill and direct that outrage towards more important world issues.”
Travis Head’s remarkable innings played a crucial role in Australia’s victory. He powered the team to chase down a challenging target of 241. Head’s century, the seventh in a World Cup final and the third by an Australian contributed to ending India’s unbeaten streak of 10 matches in the tournament.
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, described the World Cup victory as “the pinnacle of cricket”. He praised Head’s performance and expressed his joy at being part of this historic moment.
Head, who joined the squad after recovering from a hand injury, shared his excitement.
“It’s much better than watching the World Cup from home with a hand injury. I felt a bit anxious, but Marnus played really well and handled the pressure impressively,” he said.
All-rounder Glenn Maxwell sealed the victory by hitting the winning runs, sparking wild celebrations in the Australian camp.
The triumph marked Australia’s dominance in international cricket, securing their sixth World Cup title.