India Fans Criticized for Unruly Behavior
India fans have been labeled a "disgrace" after their behavior at the end of the Cricket World Cup final. The hosts lost yesterday's showpiece to Australia by six wickets with 42 balls left. Captains Pat Cummings and Rohit Sharma led the teams up to collect their medals, but before the trophy presentation, the umpires received an award for their participation in the final. However, they were booed and jeered by the Ahmedabad crowd.
Outrage Over Umpire Treatment
English duo Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough were the on-field officials for the game, joined by Joel Wilson and Chris Gaffaney as third and fourth umpires, and Andy Pyrcroft as the referee. All four were met with boos and jeers as they collected their medals. Fans and commentators have criticized the behavior, calling it disgraceful and a disgrace to cricket.
Australian Cricket's Incredible Year
The World Cup victory completes an incredible year for Australian cricket. They not only won the World Test Championship but also retained the Ashes in 2023.