Barefoot and nonetheless sporting their saggy greens, Australian gamers got here collectively on the newly constructed Rod Marsh tribute at Adelaide Oval for a second of celebration.
The crew fashioned a circle outdoors the bottom to belt out their well-known Underneath the Southern Cross I Stand victory music, led by spin star Nathan Lyon.
It got here simply hours after the Australian crew demolished the West Indies within the Second Take a look at to say a 419-run victory and wrap up a 2-0 Frank Worrell Trophy whitewash.
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Most gamers had became their coaching shorts for the touching gathering on Sunday, however many have been nonetheless of their enjoying white prime within the photograph shared by SACA on social media.
The victory music, famously credited to Marsh again within the Nineteen Seventies, is a convention upheld by previous captains and gamers after crew victories.
Fox Cricket’s Kerry O’Keeffe was impressed by the memorial to Marsh unveiled final Thursday at Adelaide Oval.
“I couldn’t consider a greater tribute to the good man,” he mentioned.
“His passing was one of many saddest days of my life – I misplaced a mentor and I misplaced a buddy.
“He was one thing particular.”
Marsh sadly suffered a coronary heart assault in February this yr and died eight days later – on the identical day as fellow cricket icon Shane Warne.
The victory music wasn’t the one touching gesture paid to Marsh, together with his spouse Ros ringing the well-known Bradshaw bell at Adelaide Oval pre-game.
“This can be a fantastic second,” Adam Gilchrist mentioned on Fox Cricket.
“The cricketing world misplaced an important buddy in Rod Marsh earlier within the yr.
“It’s a beautiful memorial, the spirit of cricket Rod Marsh memorial that is out the again of the members’ stand.
“What a tribute to a person that epitomised the spirit of cricket.
“The wattle down there under, inscribed on the walkway the Aussie crew music. Some iron gloves – that’s what he was nicknamed.
“He taught loads of the world learn how to preserve wicket and learn how to uphold the values of the spirit of the sport, Rodney William Marsh.”
Initially printed as In honour of Rod: Australia’s stunning tribute to late cricket nice amid celebrations