'Just one day off would be nice' - Jimmy Neesham wants a break from the constant reminders of 2019 WC Final

‘Just one day off would be nice’ – Jimmy Neesham wants a break from the constant reminders of 2019 WC Final

Neesham is quite active on social media and often likes to indulge in interactive sessions with the fans.

James Neesham
James Neesham. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The final of the 2019 ICC World Cup can be considered as one of the most heartbreaking events in the history of New Zealand Cricket. The Black Caps were on the verge of winning their first World Cup but a boundary-count rule broke the hearts of millions of New Zealand supporters across the globe. 

The final between England and New Zealand can easily be considered as the greatest One Day International of all times as both the teams gave it their all to script history by winning their first World Cup. During the match, both the teams posted 241 runs on the scoreboard and that paved the way for the Super Over.

Batting first in the Super Over, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler smashed 15 runs to present New Zealand with a target of 16. The second half of the Super Over saw all-rounder James Neesham smashing Jofra Archer all over the park to collect 14 runs in the first five balls. 

The last ball of the thrilling affair saw the Kiwis needing just two runs with Martin Guptillon the strike. However, Guptill fell short of few inches while completing the second run and thus, the Super Over was also tied. In the end, the winner was decided through controversial boundary-count rule and since England had six boundaries more than the Kiwis, they were presented with the elite trophy.

Jimmy Neesham wants a break from the constant reminders of WC Final

Ever since the finals, the fans keep on talking about the heartbreaking loss for New Zealand while tagging the players. Something similar happened on May 9 too, as a fan shared a photo of Jimmy Neesham hitting a six to Jofra Archer in the Super Over. Posting the picture, the user wrote that the dynamics would have been completely different if Neesham would have retained the strike on the last ball.

Neesham is quite active on social media and often likes to indulge in interactive sessions with the fans. The Kiwi all-rounder took note of the tweet made by the netizen and wished that he gets a break from the constant reminders of that game.

“I still wish how Neesham had finished WC final after smashing archer for a six which led equation came down to 7 off 4,” wrote the fan. To this, Jimmy replied, “Just one day off would be nice,”