Glenn Maxwell’s wife, Vini Raman, has taken to social media to criticize trolls who posted hurtful comments online following Australia’s victory over India in the Cricket World Cup 2023 final. Raman condemned the “hateful” and “vile” comments made by social media users and emphasized that fans can support the country of their birth without insulting others. Australia secured their sixth Cricket World Cup title with a comfortable six-wicket victory, thanks to outstanding performances from Travis Head and the bowlers.
In response to the negative messages she received, Raman shared her thoughts on Instagram, stating, “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 played a crucial role in Australia’s triumph, scoring a sparkling 137 runs to lead his team to victory. Captain Pat Cummins described the win as the “pinnacle of cricket.” Despite a challenging target of 241 runs in the final, Australia stumbled to 47-3 before Head’s impressive knock guided them to victory with seven overs to spare. His partnership of 192 runs with Marnus Labuschagne, who remained unbeaten on 58, ended India’s unbeaten streak of 10 matches in the tournament.
Cummins expressed his delight at winning the World Cup, especially in India, saying, “That’s huge, that’s the pinnacle in cricket, winning a World Cup, especially here in India. These are the moments you remember for the rest of your life.” Head, who was named the man of the match, expressed his joy at being able to contribute to the team’s success after recovering from a hand injury. He stated, “It’s a lot better than seeing the World Cup on the couch at home (nursing his hand injury). I was a little bit nervous, but Marnus played exceptionally well and soaked up all the pressure.”
India’s hopes of ending their trophy drought were shattered once Head and Labuschagne got going. Head’s century in the final was the seventh in the history of World Cup finals and the third by an Australian, following Ricky Ponting in 2003 and Adam Gilchrist in 2007.
It is unfortunate that the victory of the Australian team has been overshadowed by negative comments online. Raman’s response serves as a reminder that fans can support their own country while respecting others. The focus should be on celebrating the achievements of the players and directing outrage towards more significant global issues.