Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has admitted it has been a tough week for him after reaching his 200th match of the 2023 World Cup. The bowling all-rounder remembered his grandfather after scoring an unbeaten 177* against Bangladesh on Saturday. Pune.
The West Australian returned home ahead of the game against England due to the death of his grandfather. During the game against England, Australian players were spotted wearing black armbands in memory of Marsh’s late grandfather.
The all-rounder reflected that his grandfather was doing well and was very keen on watching cricket matches. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the 32-year-old said:
“Yes, it’s obviously been a challenging week for the family. My dad is a fantastic man and a huge supporter of cricket. He’s been watching a lot of cricket during this time, so It’s always sad, but he lived a good life.”
The bowling all-rounder said the gesture from his teammates made him and his grandmother emotional.
“Putting our family first means a lot to me. Sitting with grandma and watching the kids put on black armbands is a little thing that might not be noticed on TV. But yeah, I feel really It’s cool to be cared about and to be back in the World Cup, but now that we’re in the (semi-finals), it’s all worth it.”
Marsh returns to participate in the game AfghanistanHowever, the all-rounder put in a stellar performance against Bangladesh on Saturday, scoring an unbeaten 177 as Australia chased down 307 for eight wickets.
“It’s always a great honor to get 100 points” – Mitchell Marsh
Marsh said he was determined to win the game Australia Although the game was of little significance, when talking about the energy-consuming innings, he elaborated:
“Although we qualified for the semi-finals before the game, it’s a World Cup game, it’s another game for our country and it’s all about keeping the standards high and winning. So, yes, very happy. “
It’s always a huge honor to get 100 points, but to be honest, I’m pretty used to it. I was just starting to get cramps at that stage, so I was trying to keep my heart rate low and not expend too much energy. It means just as much as the 100 others I’ve done. “
Australia will face South Africa in Kolkata on Thursday.