A yet another heartbreaking final for New Zealand turned out against their favor. In the history of world cricket, it was the first time a World Cup final went till the Super Over after the two teams finished tied in a regular 50 overs. All-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who came out to bat for New Zealand with Martin Guptill in the super over failed to chase the target in the last ball. However, the result was decided by the number of boundaries hit in the super over as both the teams ended up in a tie once again in the Super Over.
Jimmy Neesham’s emotional Tweet
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham who scored a six in the super over, was left shattered after their 1 run defeat in a nail-biting final of the 2019 World Cup at the hands of England. Neesham on his first tweet congratulated the team England on their win against them and told this day will be remembered for decades.
That hurts. Hopefully there’s a day or two over the next decade where I don’t think about that last half hour. Congratulations @ECB_cricket , well deserved.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 14, 2019
On his second tweet, he thanked all his fans for their support throughout the tournament.
Thank you to all the supporters that came out today. We could hear you the whole way. Sorry we couldn’t deliver what you so badly wanted.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
But in his third tweet, all-rounder expressed his disappointment for the final loss yet again for the second time and advised kids not to take the sport as a career and asked them to do something else and die fat happily at 60.
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
New Zealand and England were equal with the core in a 50 overs game. It was super over that decided the winner of the ultimate trophy. In the end, it was England who was declared the winner.
"England have won the World Cup by the barest of all margins. Absolute ecstasy for England, agony for New Zealand!"
The final moments of #CWC19 haven't quite sunk in yet 😅
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 14, 2019
See how people reacted to Neesham’s tweet
Hey chin-up mate! You guys were brilliant. Besides, fatness doesn’t necessarily lead to happiness. You all taught the world the most important lesson of how to fight. Much love!
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) July 15, 2019
If you look at boundaries, WI will win any given day. This shouldn't be the criteria.
— | विवेक – বিবেক – விவேக் | (@oyevivekk) July 15, 2019
New Zealand won for us.
It's a shame @ICC illogical rules with zero logic costed you the title.
— Ruchir Mittal (@Ruchirrmittal) July 15, 2019
You guys are an inspiration. The passion, the camaraderie, the culture and the leadership that NZ shown is something my kids will aspire for. If there is any such thing as losing with dignity then, we just learnt the very new meaning of dignity. #ChinUpKiwis
— Vaquas Alvi (@VaquasAlvi_) July 15, 2019
Watching you guys play, More kids will grow up dreaming of hiting sixes and taking 5fers in a World Cup and winning trophies in future mentioning their journey started on 14 Jul’19
— Bharat Army (@bhartarmy) July 15, 2019
More kids will take up sports after seeing the stellar performance u people put up today Jimmy.
Though India wasn't playing but your loss hurt us the same.
All the best Champ.
— Ankit 🧐 (@singh_Ankitt) July 15, 2019
Don't lose heart. You r a champion.
But fate is in their side , Over throw 4 was that moment.
— PK🇮🇳 (@puneetkh9) July 15, 2019
Any nation other New Zealand would have gone for hunger strike for such #ICCRules.
NZ took more wickets, played less dot balls n that overthrow is still a controversy for me.
It Just reminds me NZ have been the most professional and well behaved Cricket team ever.#shameonicc
— 🇮🇳JAFFER Imam🇮🇳 (@absoluteJAFFER) July 15, 2019
U guys are fighter man..
India wasn’t there so was supporting u all..
N I don’t know I would have been that hyped up!!
Never saw such a match
Thank u for taking up sports n for playing that way..🤗
— Shreshtha Singh Chauhan (@Shresht08505635) July 15, 2019
Also, if you were anywhere nearby I'd bake you your favorite cheescake.
— Jayne with a Y 🏏🌀 (@jaynefrances63) July 15, 2019
No mate no!! You have no idea what you and your teammates have done today! In the old country you have provided a breath of fresh air.. a new energy and yes while the cup isn’t going to NZ – a billion and more cheers and wishes are.. so no please don’t say that! U were fabulous!
— PRAKASH WAKANKAR (@pakwakankar) July 15, 2019
The one thing you don't have, is anything to be ashamed of. A magnificent game and an equally impressive show of gamesmanship. The best game of cricket I have witnessed . Hold your heads high.
— Micky_Skidders #StandUp4Brexit (@the_wigan_peer) July 15, 2019
Please be proud of everything you achieved, and the manner in which you did it. Your dignity in defeat is magnificent.
— Jim Proudfoot (@JimProudfoot) July 15, 2019
Don't say that Champ. You and your fellow kiwi mates are absolute champions. You have won the cup too. Pls pls pls continue to enrich the world with your actions both on and off field. #Respect @BLACKCAPS @ICC #CWC19Final #CricketWorldCupFinal #CricketWorldCup
— Raviraj (@Oldmonk555) July 15, 2019
Dear Jimmy, Watched cricket yesterday after years, coz of u guys. In my opinion u guys are champions too. Maybe @ICC should use coin toss instead of super over to decide a draw next time, instead of declaring joint winners. What a waste set of rules..
— The Angry Indian 🇮🇳 (@sway_hi) July 15, 2019