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Last Update on: May 14th, 2020 at 02:20 am

Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has voiced his opinion on the 2019 World Cup final between the hosts England and New Zealand. Nearly one year since that event, Gambhir is one of the many experts, who believes that the Kiwis should have been adjudged as the joint-winners of the tournament alongside the English team.

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In an epic showdown at the Lord’s on July 14, Kane Williamson‘s men lost to the English team based on a boundary count. After the match got tied, it escalated to the super-over. But even when the super over went in for a tie, Eoin Morgan‘s side were declared winners and lifted the title for the first time.

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While speaking on a Star Sports’ Show named Cricket Connected, Gambhir believed that they must have been the joint winners. It was unfortunate that they ended up as runners-up. The cricketer-turned-politician felt that since the last two competitions, they have been very consistent and despite putting up stellar shows in various conditions, they seldom get the credit.

“There should have been joint World Cup winners last time around. New Zealand should have gotten that tag of being world champions, but it was unfortunate. 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 retired batsman said.

Gautam Gambhir recalls the time when MS Dhoni lost his cool:

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Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni (Photo-EssentiallySports)

The 38-year old, who has taken some subtle digs at the former Indian captain, also revealed that Dhoni did lose his cool during the 2007 and other tournaments. Often known as the “Captain Cool”, one can’t afford to forget the time, when Dhoni got into conflict with an umpire during 2019 IPL. But at the same time, Gambhir admitted that he was calm than most players and much cooler than himself.

“People say that they have never seen him (Dhoni) lose his cool, but I have on a couple of times. It was during the 2007 World Cup and in other World Cups, when we haven’t done well. “Yes, he’s cool, he’s probably much cooler than the rest of the other captains. Much cooler than me for sure!” he added.

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