New Zealand's James Neesham plays a shot for six runs during the 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on July 14, 2019. Photograph:( AFP )
The World Cup trophy was decided by the number of boundaries scored as both England and New Zealand ended tied in the Super Over as well.
New Zealand’s all-rounder James Neesham on Monday advised kids that 'don't take up sports' after Kiwis loss to England in the Cricket World Cup final.
“Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy,” a disappointed Neesham tweeted.
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
“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,” he added.
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
“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,” he said.
But social media users and cricket fans around the world could not help reminding Neesham that his team New Zealand “played like champions”.
I shouted my lungs off when you hit that 6 in the super over. You did everything right , you played like champs , you are my champions 🏆— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) July 15, 2019
SHUT UP!!! You all were amazing. Not even a kiwi but still so proud— 👀 (@rainzarry) July 15, 2019
On July 14 at Lord’s, England were crowned World Cup 2019 champions after the final ended in a tie and the Super Over that followed, too ended in a tie. The hosts were then declared winners on a superior boundary count.
Neesham was in the middle when his batting partner Martin Guptill was run out by Jos Buttler, resulting in the Super Over ending in a tie. The Kiwis needed 16 to win off the Super Over bowled by Jofra Archer.