Team India’s journey in the ICC World Cup 2023 ended in disappointment as an undefeated Rohit Sharma-led Playing 11 reached the final only to suffer a convincing 6-wicket loss to Australia in Ahmedabad on November 19 Sunday. Visuals of Indian cricketers shedding tears and covering their faces with their hands could be seen post match. However, Australia’s triumph, securing their sixth ODI World Cup win, unfortunately triggered a wave of trolling from Indian fans on the social media profiles of some Australian cricketers.
After mistakenly directing their frustration towards New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham, mistaking him for an Australian cricketer and leaving unpleasant messages on his Instagram DMs, the next target of online attacks became Vini Raman, the India-origin wife of Glenn Maxwell.
Adding to this list is another individual named Adam Zampa, not the 31-year-old Australian leg spinner who ended the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker with 23 scalps in 11 matches. This Adam Zampa, a ski racer from Slovakia sharing the cricketer’s name, found his Instagram filled with abusive comments following India’s loss.
Indians abusing some random Adam Zampa on instagram gotta be the funniest thing on the internet 😭 pic.twitter.com/Cz07BLGad2
— c (@gayomarlic) November 20, 2023
One of Zampa’s Instagram posts, depicting him flying a small aircraft, triggered a hostile reaction from a segment of distraught Indian fans, expressing disappointment as Zampa was incorrectly associated with the catch that dismissed India opener Shubman Gill.
‘You All After Wrong Person,’ Writes A Social Media User
“Here for the comments who do not know that he’s not the Australian cricketer,” read one user’s comment on his video. Another user clarified, “Guys relax, he is not a cricketer, you all after a wrong person.”
“Hi Adam. Sorry you’re seeing all this. Just for context there’s an Australian cricket player called Adam Zampa. So certain uneducated idiots mistook you for the cricket player don’t ask how. Just enjoy the entertainment and I apologize for the language used brother all love! Take care!” wrote another person.
In the final, Zampa secured one wicket for 44 runs in 10 overs. Australia successfully chased down India’s total of 240 in 43 overs, driven by an exceptional century by opener Travis Head (137 runs off 120 balls) and an unbeaten 50 by Marnus Labuschagne (58 off 110 balls). The victory earned Australia their record-extending sixth World Cup title.