Despite ending up in a tie, the New Zealand cricket team ended up as the runners up of World Cup 2019 on July 14th at Lords. The England cricket team won their maiden world cup on the basis of the number of boundaries hit by them.
The tie eventually led to the first-ever super-over in a world cup. 15 runs were needed from the super over, but, the Super Over also ended up in a tie and thus England win on more boundaries.
After the match, in the post-match interview, Kane Williamson, skipper of the New Zealand cricket team, revealed that the players of his team are left shattered after the loss but he also admitted to the fact that it wasn’t only about one run at the end.
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was left shattered after their narrow-defeat. After the match, Jimmy took to his twitter and in a series of tweets, he expressed his emotions after the heartbreaking defeat in the World Cup. He thanked his fans for all the support and congratulated the England team on their maiden World Cup triumph.
However, disappointed with his defeat, Jimmy advised children to not take up sports. In one of his tweet, he wrote:
“Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.”
Check out his tweets:
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.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
As soon as the tweet caught eyes, fans flooded it with love and appreciation from all over. People just can’t stop praising Nisham for his performance in the World Cup.
Popular Indian anchor and model, Shibani Dandekar also took to her twitter and wrote a heartwarming message for Jimmy Nisham. In her tweet, she praised his performance and told that both the teams were winners according to her. She wrote:
You delivered that and more!! Exhilarating display til the very end! Two incredible teams that showed up and served quality cricket til the end! Both winners in my opinion! Best final EVER! you should be so proud //t.co/TbIN4BtObL
— shibani dandekar (@shibanidandekar) July 15, 2019
Check out the reactions of Twitterati on Jimmy Neesham’s tweet:
Sir that Six you hit of Archer in the Super over, will be a postal stamp.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) July 15, 2019
How about winning 1 billion Indian fans by a sport ?
— Savage 🇮🇳 (@CutestFunniest) July 15, 2019
Man, you won millions of heart with that six, you never know the number of kids you might have inspired with your game yesterday. You are a Champion! ❤️
— Unnati Madan (@unnati_madan) July 15, 2019
You might not realise the amount of kids y’ll have inspired. Chin up, you’re a champion bloke!!
— ke kane (@crick3tki) 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
SHUT UP!!! You all were amazing. Not even a kiwi but still so proud
— 👀 (@rainzarry) 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
— Mona Ambegaonkar (@MonaAmbegaonkar) July 15, 2019
You have won a billion hearts. Love you. ❤️
— 𝑽𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒏𝒂 🇮🇳 (@VandanaJayrajan) 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
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
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
You were only beaten by a stupid rule. ICC rules are littered with them that only come out and get changed after incidents like this. We should have been off to another super over but with all new batsmen and new bowlers. So proud to be a kiwi today, awesome effort!
— hurt salot (@Iamtimmckay) July 15, 2019
Jimmy ..you n your team played awesome cricket….
Rules sucks ….
Nz is champ…👍
— बीन kumar..🇮🇳 (@valorbharat) July 15, 2019
Sorry it had to end like this, the blackcaps specially your leader williamson is an inspiration for cricket lovers world over, you guys are nothing less than true champions. 😭 💔
— Musa (@MusaNV18) 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