Australia has won the ICC World Cup for the sixth time by defeating India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India’s defeat has led to a flood of memes on social media. These are a sum of emotions, humor, and resilience. There is one particular view doing the rounds on social media that has caught the attention of netizens. There is a theory that recent World Cups were being won by teams whose captains have been married just months before lifting the trophy and in our research we found something that hints the same.
Captains who got married just months before winning the ICC World Cup
1. Pat Cummins And Becky Boston
The 2023 Cricket World Cup was won by Australia and it was led by Pat Cummins. Pat Cummins is a fast bowler who broke the strong Indian batting lineup and won the World Cup for his country on 19 November 2023. Interestingly, Pat Cummins tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Becky Boston on 1 August 2022.
2. Eoin Morgan And Tara Ridgway
The 2019 ICC World Cup was won by England for the first time when they defeated New Zealand in a thrilling Super Over on 14 July 2019. The English side was led by Eoin Morgan who had married Tara Ridgeway in 3 November 2018.
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Rawat
The 2011 ICC World Cup was held in India and the stakes were very high. The Indian team was led by MS Dhoni and had already won the T20 World Cup in 2007. Mahendra Singh Dhoni tied the knot with Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4 July 2010. Dhoni led the team to an incredible victory against Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2011 on 2 April 2011.
4. Ricky Ponting and Riana Jennifer Cantor
The 2003 ICC World Cup was held in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya where India faced Australia in the final. Australia had scored 359 runs for the loss of two wickets and India could score only 234 runs and were all out in 39.2 overs. The Australian team was led by Ricky Ponting, who married Rhianna Jennifer Canter on 2 June 2002.
Here are some markers that all the above-mentioned captains of their respective teams have in common. Without hard work and perseverance, they could never have achieved their glory. And why not, as the old saying goes, a fortune in whatever form, including lady luck, will favor only the brave.
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