Social media users criticised Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for ‘disrespecting’ players and failing to show adequate support for the Indian team during the Cricket World Cup 2023 final.
In the 2023 Cricket World Cup final, Australia and India faced up against a side whose goal went beyond simply suppressing the audience as well as the hosts’ bowlers and hitters. When Australia controlled play on the 22-yard strip, the crowd of almost a quarter of a million blue-clad supporters grew rowdy, undermining the Indian team’s hopes of winning the ODI World Cup. The crowd’s quiet during the game was actually criticised by a number of social media users, who said that it was disrespectful to both the Australian squad and the referees.
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia, had already achieved his goal of “silencing the crowd” before the World Cup final started. Although Cummins and his team’s plan worked, the venue’s supporters came under fire for not cheering for the Indian team when Rohit Sharma’s squad most needed it.