New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham stated that it took him almost a month to get over the World Cup final. The Kiwis were able to tie the World Cup final against England and as the Super Over also ended in a stalemate, England was declared winners on the account of more boundaries. It was disappointing for New Zealand as they had also played some quality cricket.
On the other hand, James Neesham is well known for his good humor and he said that it took him a month to joke about the World Cup final. Neesham had a great tournament with both bat as well as the ball. The southpaw batsman scored 232 runs in the eight innings at an average of 33.14.
Furthermore, he scalped 15 wickets in the 10 matches. However, the Blackcaps once again could not cross the last hurdle of the World Cup. It was a tough pill to swallow for the New Zealand team as they didn’t have the rub of the green on their side.
“I’ll be playing a game of table tennis in 2050 and we’ll get to deuce and the person in the next table will probably [joke about boundaries]. People are definitely comfortable talking about it. That was never a problem. People were comfortable talking about it about four hours after it finished. It took me probably a month to sort of getting over it and be able to joke about it”.
Neesham said he kept thinking about the final for a lot of days. However, he was able to eventually get over it with time. It was not easy as New Zealand was so close to their maiden World Cup triumph but yet so far.
“It’s one of those things, you sort of wake up the next morning and you look at the ceiling and you sort of go ‘I can’t believe that actually happened’ and then you do that the next morning and then you do that for about four weeks and eventually you get a bit sick of waking up like that. You sort of go off and move on,” he added.
James Neesham recently played for Edmonton Royals in the Global Canada T20 League. The southpaw batsman scored 123 runs in the five matches whereas he claimed three wickets in the tournament.