World Cup 2019: 5 Spirit of Cricket Moments in league stage
Here is a list of five spirit of cricket moments from the league stages of World Cup 2019.
Published - Jul 7, 2019 8:43 pm | Updated - Jul 7, 2019 8:43 pm
Cricket is a gentleman’s game, and nothing can be more pleasing when the game lives up to its tag. In cricket World Cup, the biggest platform of the game, billions of eyes are on the cricketers. While some become too invested in the game and cross the line of sportsmanship, many moments which enhance and highlight the spirit of the game are also seen.
Like every other World Cup, the 2019 edition of the once-in-four-years cricketing carnival also featured some heart-warming moments that caught the real essence of the beautiful game. Let us have a look the five such spirit of cricket moments from the league stages:
5. New Zealand players console Carlos Brathwaite
The Cricket World Cup always produces a wide spectrum of emotions. While some players reach cloud nine and think they own the world, some players simply wish to dig up a hole on the face of the earth to hide. When New Zealand defeated the West Indies by a very slender margin, Carlos Brathwaite must have felt the same, but the Kiwis consoled him.
Chasing a huge total of 292, West Indies were once 164/7. From there, Brathwaite almost pulled off a miracle, but lost his wicket in the penultimate over. He was seemingly dejected, and Kane Williamson & Co. tried their best to lift his spirit. “Congratulations on a great knock, keep your head held high because you did your country proud,” Ross Taylor said to him. Every member of the Blackcaps congratulated Brathwaite on his amazing knock.
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