Australian players gathered at Adelaide Oval’s Rod Marsh tribute, barefoot and in their baggy greens, for a moment to celebrate.
The team formed a circle around the ground to belt their Under the Southern Cross I Stand victory songs, which were led by spin star Nathan Lyon.
This victory came hours after the Australian team had defeated the West Indies in their Second Test.
While most players changed into training shorts to attend the touching gathering on Sunday night, many players were still wearing their white playing tops in the photo taken by SACA on social networking.
Marsh is the most well-known winner of the victory song. It has been a tradition that past players and captains have continued to sing after winning team titles.
Kerry O’Keeffe, Fox Cricket’s Cricketer, was impressed by the Memorial to Marsh that was unveiled at Adelaide Oval last Thursday.
He said, “I couldn’t think of any better tribute to the great men.”
“His death was one of the saddest days in my life. I lost a mentor, and I lost friends.
“He was something unique.”
Marsh, who suffered a heart attack in February of this year, died eight days later. He was also the victim of a heart attack that day.
Marsh’s victory song was not the only touching gesture. Ros, his wife, rang the Bradshaw bell at Adelaide Oval before the game.
Adam Gilchrist, Fox Cricket’s host, said that “This is an amazing moment.”
“Earlier in the year, the cricketing world lost Rod Marsh,”
“It’s an amazing memorial, the spirit, and cricket Rod Marsh memorial that’s out of the back of members’ stand.
“What a tribute for a man who epitomized the spirit of cricket.
“The wattle down below, inscribed on a walkway, the Aussie team song. Iron gloves were his nickname.
He taught many people how to keep wicket and uphold the values of Rodney William Marsh’s game.
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