New Zealand got some excellent strokes of performances since 2015 but never got enough credit and appreciation. When the ICC 2019 World Cup began, New Zealand was one of the underrated teams with less people willing them to win. However, Kane Williamson’s exceptional captaincy took them to the finals where they got crushed under ICC’s rule of deciding the winner in case if super over ties as well, i.e, the team with the most number of boundaries will be the victor.
Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer and at present, a politician, has spoken in favor of New Zealand. He has reckoned that New Zealand performed up to the mark and they shall have been the joint winners along with England.
The most number of boundaries shall not have decide the winners according to many cricketing figures. Williamson’s side has received sympathy after what happened in World Cup 2019. They always put their keen efforts in the game but couldn’t manage to win in the finals.
“There should have been joint World Cup winners last time around. They should have gotten that tag of being World Champions, but it was unfortunate,” he said while speaking in Star Sports’ program Cricket Connected.
Gambhir: New Zealand shall have been the joint winners in ICC World Cup 2019
Kiwis have been the runner ups in last two consecutive worlds. They have also bragged it to the semifinals twice back in 2007 and 2011. Gambhir has praised their consistent momentum by which they have never given up and stayed consistent till yet.
“If you see their overall record, they have been very consistent. For the last one World Cup, and the World Cup before that, they were the runners-up and they have been very consistent. I think they have been very competitive in every condition they have played. We don’t give them enough credit,” the 38-year-old added.