I was devastated for three days after NZ lost the 2019 WC final, but was also delighted for the likes of Jos Buttler & Joe Root: Shane Bond | Cricket News

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The 2019 ICC ODI World Cup final was maybe arms down probably the most heartbreaking match in cricketing historical past. The conflict between England and New Zealand resulted in a tie after which the next Tremendous Over was additionally tied. England had been declared winners on the boundary countback rule, as a result of they’d hit extra boundaries.
This was the second consecutive time (2015 and 2019) that the Kiwis had been runners-up in an ODI World Cup ultimate. However the 2019 ultimate undoubtedly damage extra. It was in reality a heartbreak that was felt by individuals and followers the world over.
One of many standout options although within the aftermath of that painful loss, was the sheer composure and beauty that was proven by the Kiwi cricketers, their authorities officers and others. They took the loss of their stride and moved on.
Speaking concerning the recollections of the 2019 ultimate, former New Zealand cricketer and one of many quickest bowlers to have ever performed the sport of cricket, Shane Bond recalled how he was completely “gutted”. Bond recalled his recollections of that ultimate on episode 2 of Occasions of India’s new sports activities podcast Sportscast.
“I doubt if the boys would watch it (2019 World Cup ultimate). I would not if I used to be concerned in that recreation. I used to be on vacation (at the moment). I used to be on my technique to San Francisco airport to fly to the Netherlands. And I sat up all by means of the night time within the USA and I used to be going by means of safety and needed to put my cellphone by means of safety when that final ball was being bowled and needed to discover the outcome out. And I used to be gutted. I used to be devastated for 3 days. I used to be quiet. I knew the impression a win within the World Cup would have on our nation and within the sport in our nation. However I anticipated the reactions that we bought from our gamers on the finish of the sport.” Bond stated on TOI Sportscast.
Bond additionally talked about how, regardless of being devastated after the ultimate, he was additionally glad for a few of the English gamers he is aware of nicely and is near. Bond, who took 259 worldwide wickets in his profession feels the IPL has performed an enormous position in bringing gamers from totally different international locations nearer and turning them into associates.
“That is the fantastic thing about T20 cricket and what the IPL has caused. There’s an actual shut relationship between the gamers. You’d have seen in latest days. Trent Boult has talked about Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. All these guys now are actually good mates and in order a lot as we had been gutted, I additionally had guys who I had been concerned with – Jos Buttler, Joe Root, who I used to be delighted for, as a result of they’re nice guys and I had a private relationship with them. I’d have anticipated the identical from England. It is heartbreaking for even a impartial, watching any sport to see the devastation of somebody who loses a recreation that is that shut in any ultimate. It is actually onerous to observe….I do not assume there’s any sport as thrilling as cricket when it comes down to shut finishes like that.” Shane Bond stated on TOI Sportscast.
The ICC finally scrapped the contentious boundary countback rule in October 2019. The brand new rule that is been put in place states that in world event knockout matches, in case of a tie within the first Tremendous Over, Tremendous Overs will likely be repeated, until there’s a clear winner. Tremendous Overs have additionally been integrated in each recreation in each the 50 over and 20 over World Cups. Beforehand they had been in place solely within the knockout matches.
You can listen to the full Shane Bond episode on TOI Sportscast here
You can even catch the episode underneath the title TOI Sportscast on Spotify, Amazon music, Google podcasts, Gaana, Saavn, Castbox, RadioPublic and different platforms.

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