After losing the championship to England in a close encounter at Lord’s on Sunday, Kiwi all-rounder James Neesham took to Twitter to express his grief. In a series of tweets, he exhibited his feelings towards the final moment of the game.
Barring the loss, Jimmy had a fantastic day on the field, both with the bat and the ball. He scored 19 runs off 25 balls in New Zealand’s inning, while picked up 3 wickets in his 7 overs in the second half of the match.
For the Super Over, Jimmy was sent to open the innings for New Zealand and he almost took the team to the finishing line, scoring 13 runs off 5 balls. The Super Over ended in a tie with England winning the match due to more number of boundaries.
In his first tweet, Jimmy congratulated England team saying, “That hurts. Hopefully there’s a day or two over the next decade where I don’t think about that last half hour. Congratulations @ECB_cricket , well deserved.”
That hurts. Hopefully there’s a day or two over the next decade where I don’t think about that last half hour. Congratulations @ECB_cricket , well deserved.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 14, 2019
In his other tweet, Jimmy looked really heart-broken as he suggested kids not to take up sports, instead take on ‘baking or something‘.
“Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.”
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
A lot of cricketers and fans responded to Jimmy’s tweet, mentioning that they are proud of him and whole New Zealand team.
Jimmy Neesham was thinking about quitting cricket a year ago and nearly won the World Cup for his country today.
Ben Stokes after what happened in the T20 WC final in 2016 , won the match for his country today.
Lesson sport teaches- Never give up and keep dreaming #EngvsNZ
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 14, 2019
You guys inspired a lot of kids today and every day of this WC. It must really suck and be scant consolation but you won a lot of hearts.
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 15, 2019