Cruel!— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7)
Although New Zealand was heartbroken after the loss. It was and always will be a proud moment for the Kiwis who made it this far with weakest opening pair in the tournament. It is fitting to say that they punched above their weight, and they always do.
The defeat was quite hard to come to terms with for a large number of ardent cricket lovers. For them, this loss will always be unjust and a matter of ridicule.
"That was undeniably an incredible game. I think as a nation we all aged a year in that super over. Congratulations to England. And to the Black Caps, I feel nothing but pride. What a team." Jacinda Andersen New Z ealand PM
There was a political outlook to it, and much like their nature, Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was more on the positive side for the Black Caps as she stated, “That was undeniably an incredible game. I think as a nation, we all aged a year in that Super Over.” Her post on social media was highly motivating. She also congratulated team England.
On the other hand, New Zealand sports minister Grant Robertson was doubtful regarding the tiebreaker method opted in the final match. He was dubious and unsure about the events that transpired in the last half an hour of the match.
Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming gave his reaction in one word 'CRUEL.'
A former New Zealand rugby league international Gerard Stokes said to New Zealand Herald that it is a disgrace to call kiwi's- the loser. He also felt that both the teams were winners.
According to News website stuff.co.NZ, New Zealand was declared defeated only because of a fine print, also an editorial came up with the following headline, “England did not win the Cricket World Cup final, and the Black Caps did not lose it."
Former New Zealand bowler Daniel Vettori stated: "I am also not happy with the decision." For him, it was an unfortunate day for the kiwis.
There is a consensus that this world cup, would be remembered for several Little moments, and sadly, all those moments went against the Black Caps.
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