New Zealand's James Neesham(AP)
New Zealand's James Neesham(AP)

World Cup final, England vs New Zealand: Kids, don’t take up sport - Jimmy Neesham shares emotional tweet following heartbreaking loss

The scores were tied at the end of 100 overs and then it was once again a tie after the superover, but England clinched the title as they hit more boundaries in the match.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 09:45 AM IST

Despite giving it all and despite not losing, New Zealand could not clinch the World Cup and after this heartburn, all-rounder Jimmy Neesham took to Twitter to post emotional messages for his supporters. Words do have power to scream out emotions and Neesham’s tweet in so many ways epitomised the cruelty of sport, the heartbreak and the feeling of helplessness despite throwing it all in. Neesham in a tweet said the team could hear the fans but could not deliver. He further conveyed his gratitude to the Kiwi crowd that came out for the match.

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“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,” Neesham tweeted.


A dejected Neesham further said, “Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.”


The World Cup final witnessed a first-ever super-over in which England came out triumphant as they had scored more boundaries in the match to lift their maiden 50-over title on July 14.

Both the 50-overs match and the super-over action ended up in a tie.

In the super-over, England scored 15 runs and they were able to restrict New Zealand to 15 runs. While in the 50-over spell, both England and New Zealand registered scores of 241.

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