This was the second consecutive time (2015 and 2019) that the Kiwis have been runners-up in an ODI World Cup ultimate. However the 2019 ultimate undoubtedly damage extra. It was in truth a heartbreak that was felt by individuals and followers the world over.
One of many standout options although within the aftermath of that painful loss, was the sheer composure and charm that was proven by the Kiwi cricketers, their authorities officers and others. They took the loss of their stride and moved on.
Speaking concerning the recollections of the 2019 ultimate, former New Zealand cricketer and one of many quickest bowlers to have ever performed the sport of cricket, Shane Bond recalled how he was completely “gutted”. Bond recalled his recollections of that ultimate on episode 2 of Occasions of India’s new sports activities podcast Sportscast.
“I doubt if the boys would watch it (2019 World Cup ultimate). I would not if I used to be concerned in that sport. I used to be on vacation (at the moment). I used to be on my strategy to San Francisco airport to fly to the Netherlands. And I sat up all by the evening within the USA and I used to be going by safety and needed to put my cellphone by safety when that final ball was being bowled and needed to discover the end result out. And I used to be gutted. I used to be devastated for 3 days. I used to be quiet. I knew the influence a win within the World Cup would have on our nation and within the sport in our nation. However I anticipated the reactions that we received from our gamers on the finish of the sport.” Bond stated on TOI Sportscast.
Bond additionally talked about how, regardless of being devastated after the ultimate, he was additionally joyful for a number of the English gamers he is aware of properly and is near. Bond, who took 259 worldwide wickets in his profession feels the IPL has performed a giant function in bringing gamers from completely different nations nearer and turning them into buddies.
“That is the great thing about T20 cricket and what the IPL has caused. There’s an actual shut relationship between the gamers. You’d have seen in current days. Trent Boult has talked about Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. All these guys now are actually good mates and in order a lot as we have been gutted, I additionally had guys who I had been concerned with – Jos Buttler, Joe Root, who I used to be delighted for, as a result of they’re nice guys and I had a private relationship with them. I might have anticipated the identical from England. It is heartbreaking for even a impartial, watching any sport to see the devastation of somebody who loses a sport that is that shut in any ultimate. It is actually onerous to look at….I do not suppose there’s any sport as thrilling as cricket when it comes down to shut finishes like that.” Shane Bond stated on TOI Sportscast.
The ICC ultimately scrapped the contentious boundary countback rule in October 2019. The brand new rule that is been put in place states that in world match knockout matches, in case of a tie within the first Tremendous Over, Tremendous Overs shall be repeated, until there’s a clear winner. Tremendous Overs have additionally been included in each sport in each the 50 over and 20 over World Cups. Beforehand they have been in place solely within the knockout matches.
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