Despite missing out on his first Boxing Day Test century against Pakistan at the MCG, Mitch Marsh entertained the press conference with Jermaine’s charm from Flight of the Conchords. Marsh displayed emotional honesty, discarding the usual cliches for self-deprecating humor. What’s most remarkable about Marsh’s 96 was that he came to the crease when Australia were struggling at 4/16. The once-agitated and miserable player won the Australian cricket fans over. The hostility towards Marsh was extreme, but after proving himself, the nation changed their tune. Marsh experienced a rocky start to his test career but continued to show promise. He was eventually embraced by fans, who admired his resilience. Despite the adversity he faced, Marsh has become a key player for Australia, playing with joy and energy.