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‘Done and dusted’ – Australia star Mitchell Marsh gets emotional after winning Allan Border Medal for 2024

The Allan Border Medal voting system weighs Test match votes twice as much as ODI votes and three times T20I votes

Mitchell Marsh

Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh, at 32 years old, experienced an emotional moment by clinching the Allan Border Medal for 2024. This marked a significant achievement for Marsh, who secured the award for the first time, cementing his status as a formidable force in all formats of the game.

The recognition came as a result of Marsh’s remarkable contributions, including winning the World Cup, delivering an impressive Ashes century, and leading the national T20 side. His outstanding performances across various formats distinguished him from fellow contenders such as Pat Cummins and Steve Smith.

In a lighthearted remark, Marsh shared his surprise at winning the award, mentioning that he hadn’t considered the possibility until his teammates playfully suggested he might be in contention. He said, “I really hadn’t really thought about it until a few of the boys started getting stuck into me and thought I was going to win it, and then I started thinking maybe I’m a chance. I had four beers at lunch, so I had better stop there.”

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“And now I’m sort of hoping that my winning this is not like COVID, and we’ll look back in three years time and go; that was a weird time. Done and dusted. I just wanted to get one more crack at it (the test side), he further added.

Mitchell Marsh praises his wife, Greta!

Mitchell Marsh further expressed gratitude to his wife Greta, acknowledging her role in providing him with a valuable perspective on life. Marsh also credited Australian coach Andrew McDonald and captain Pat Cummins for their unwavering support.

Addressing his wife, Marsh shared, “Grets is an amazing human. As I said in my wedding vows eight months ago, she gave me the perspective on life I needed, and our life is a lot of fun. If I get a duck or a hundred, she’s always the same.”

Marsh’s humility extended to acknowledging the impact of coach McDonald and captain Cummins, stating, “To Ronny (McDonald) and Patty (Cummins), you believed in me, and I can’t thank you enough. I’m a bit fat at times, and I love a beer, but you always see the best in me. You’ve changed my life.”

The Allan Border Medal voting system weighs Test match votes twice as much as ODI votes and three times T20I votes. Marsh’s accolade not only celebrates his achievements but also underscores his resilience and comeback in Australian cricket, marking a pivotal moment in his career.

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