The ICC Mace Reminded Indians Of Lord Hanuman’s Gada: The fireworks lit up the evening sky in Southampton last night after the New Zealand cricket team led by Kane Williamson won the World Test Championship final by defeating the Indian cricket team by 8 wickets. The Kiwis will take home the prestigious ICC Test Championship Mace alongwith a huge amount of $1.6 million.
Talking about the prestigious Mace, it is made from sterling silver and gold plates. The base is made from hardwood and the long handle of the mace looks similar to that of a stump with a silver-gilt laurel band spiraling around it as a symbol of success. However, the most attractive thing about the mace is the beautiful top of the Mace which features a gold-plated cricket ball, which is surrounded by a world map.
Meanwhile, fans on social media have drawn a hilarious comparison of the ICC mace to that of a ‘Gada’, (weapon of Indian Gods). Fans are coming up with hilarious memes and tweets while comparing ICC’s mace to Gada.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
— वरुण ?? (@varungrover) June 23, 2021
— Dr Gaurav Garg (@DrGauravGarg4) June 24, 2021
— Pankaj Raj Pipariya (@PankajPipariya) June 24, 2021
I do not follow cricket [which people keep telling me makes me a "bad Indian"] … but is the Gada-looking thing for the trophy intentional ? pic.twitter.com/0b6fbi0L50
— Curwen Ares Rolinson (@huntersrolinson) June 24, 2021
Meanwhile, after receiving the mace, the winning skipper Kane Williamson expressed his feelings on winning their maiden ICC title and talked about the performances of both he teams. He said:
“Very special feeling, a couple of close ones [in ICC finals], nice to get one under the belt. I’d like to thank Virat and the Indian team, they’re an incredible team, we know how much of a challenge it would be. It was great, the heart our team showed to get across the line, great Test match. I’ve been part of [NZ cricket] for a short while, it’s a very special feeling, the first time in our history we’ve come away with a world title. We’ve had 22 players over the last two years, and they’ve all played their part and the support staff and the guys who played this match, it’s a special achievement to be savoured. We know we don’t always have the stars, we rely on other bits and pieces to stay in the game and be competitive.”
“We saw a lot of heart and commitment to our style of cricket in this game, we know how strong this Indian side is, in all conditions. It’s not always easy in a final, a one-off Test match, we respect that, and throughout all six days, it ebbed and flowed, no one really got the upper hand, and it came to the last day which was great for the fans. That was tough [batting in the first innings]. Amazing attack, they don’t give you much to hit. We saw a lot of heart from the lower order who came in and tried to inch us into some sort of lead. It was a very sporting surface, and having only four days’ cricket, there was always a chande of a result. Ross is very experienced and very calm in those sort of situations, it was nice to be in partnership with Ross and be there at the end. A special feeling we haven’t had before. [BJ Watling] I don’t know if he’s retiring anymore, actually [chuckles]. He’s a special member, a leader in our group, and really epitomises our team. A scrappy performance, which is close to his heart, because he’s a scrappy player. A great occasion to celebrate, a great game of cricket, and obviously a great career which we’ll celebrate.”