‘A year ago today…’ – James Neesham wants to rub off 2019 World Cup final memories
Neesham scored 232 runs and picked up 15 wickets in the mega event.
Updated - Jul 14, 2020 5:51 pm
James Neesham, the New Zealand all-rounder, doesn’t have happy memories of the 2019 World Cup final. Throughout the tournament, he performed for the Black Caps because of which they played their second consecutive WC final since 2015. Neesham was the one, who was there in the middle when the Kiwis were scampering to get over the finishing line in the Super Over.
He faced five balls off Jofra Archer and got the Black Caps ever so close to victory. He also deposited Jofra Archer for a massive six over the mid-wicket boundary. In the last ball, the onus was on Martin Guptill to score two runs and help New Zealand win their maiden World Cup. But to their dismay, he could only manage one run after which Jos Buttler and Jason Roy ran him out.
The one-over eliminator was tied and England went on to win the mega event on account of hitting more boundaries. Thereafter, there was a uproar that the winner of the World Cup should not have been decided by the ‘boundary count’ rule, which was later shelved by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Even after a year following the epic match, the memories of the game are afresh.
Neesham comes up with a witty post
In the meantime, Neesham came up with a throwback post where he welcomed his new puppy. It was clear from the post that he didn’t wish to go down the memory lane and remember the agony of the loss at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London- The Home of Cricket.
After the game, he also asked the youngsters to not take up cricket as a profession. He took to Instagram and wrote, “A year ago today… this little roost arrived!”
Here is James Neesham’s post
One of the users commented on Neesham’s post, writing, “this is the type of ‘a year ago’ today post I like on a date like today.” Neesham replied to the fan and wrote, ” why what else happened.”
In 10 matches during the World Cup, Neesham churned out 232 runs at an average of 33.14 with a top score of an unbeaten 97 against Pakistan. With the ball, he got 15 wickets at an economy rate of 5.35.