Rohit Sharma expresses disappointment on ICC rules after England beat New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s
What an absolute cracker of a match we have had. England emerge victorious as they win the final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground by scoring more number of boundaries as opposed to the Kiwis throughout the course of the match as the match ended in a tie even in the Super Over.
With 15 required of the final over, England managed to garner 14 to take the over in the Super Over- the first time ever in the history of World Cup. But, the script did not reach its climax until the Super Over too ended with a Draw, with both the teams managing to score 15 runs each.
But, riding on the superior boundary count- 26 for England as opposed to 17 for England throughout the course of the match (including the Super Over), England became the eventual World champions for the first time in the history of the tournament.
While the Cricketing fraternity cherished and enjoyed a humdinger of a final to the fullest, a major fraction was disappointed on ICC’s rule which decides the winner with respect to which team hit the more number of boundaries in their respective innings throughout the match. Fans and experts empathised with the New Zealand team as they felt it was really harsh and unfair on them, especially when there was absolutely nothing separating the two sides (but the no. of boundaries).
Rohit Sharma vents his disappointment
The Indian Cricket Team vice-captain and opening batsman, Rohit Sharma who became the leading run scorer of the 2019 World Cup after smashing a record five centuries, expresses his disappointment on the rules of Cricket, especially in crunch moments, where a team will eventual be crowned as the World Champions for the next four years.
Rohit took to his Twitter handle to express his disappointment and empathise with New Zealand’s pain, which he too felt after India crashed out of the World Cup, on the rules framed by the Cricket’s apex body.
He tweeted that some rules in Cricket needs to really looked upon seriously, clearly pointing at the one which brought ecstasy in the English camp, and agony in New Zealand’s.
Some rules in cricket definitely needs a serious look in.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 15, 2019