Ever since defeating India by six wickets in the 2008 final ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023Many Indian fans have taken to social media to hatefully target the players and their family members by posting unsavory comments.
Another addition to this list Adam Zampa, and no we are not talking about the 31-year-old Australian leg-spinner who finished the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker with 23 scalps in 11 matches. A ski racer from Slovakia, who is named after an Australian cricketer, saw his Instagram posts flooded with abusive comments after India's loss.
A video that he posted on Instagram showing him flying a small plane, met with backlash from a section of upset Indian fans.
They expressed disappointment as Zampa took the catch after dismissing Indian opener Shubman Gill.
"Here's a comment for those who don't know he's not an Australian cricketer," one user posted on his video. "Relax guys, he's not a cricketer, you all have a wrong person," said another.
"Hi Adam. Sorry you are seeing all this. Just for context there is an Australian cricket player named Adam Zampa. So don't ask how some uneducated idiot mistook you for a cricket player. Just enjoy the entertainment and I apologize for the language used bro. Love to all! Take care!" Another wrote:
In the final, Zampa took one wicket with 44 runs in 10 overs. After restricting India to 240, Australia chased down the target with six wickets in hand in 43 overs, courtesy of a superb century from opener Travis Head (137 from 120 balls) and an unbeaten 50 from Marnus Labuschagne (58 from 110 balls). The win gave Australia a record-extending sixth World Cup title.