The Cricket World Cup trophy presentation took an awkward turn as Australian captain Pat Cummins looked lost on stage. Cummins received the trophy after his team's six-wicket victory over hosts India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Awkward Moments on Stage
During the presentation, Cummins found himself standing alone on stage as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles handed him the trophy. Afterward, the politicians left the stage to shake hands with the remaining Australian players, leaving Cummins by himself as fireworks went off around him. He was later joined by his teammates once they had received their medals.
Fans React on Social Media
Fans took to social media to express their amusement and confusion at the awkward presentation. Many questioned why Cummins was left alone on stage while fireworks were going off, with some calling it the "most awkward championship trophy presentation in sports history."
Victory for Australia
Australia's victory in the final was inspired by Travis Head's impressive 137 runs off 120 balls. This win marked Australia's sixth Cricket World Cup title. Cummins, who also captained his country to a World Test Championship triumph and retained the Ashes against England, declared that they had saved their best for last.
Feel so sorry for Cummins there.