Guptill reveals the best and worst day of his life
Cricket is an unpredictable game of emotions. At any instant, the game can tilt to any team’s favour just like the recently-concluded World Cup final between England and New Zealand. The Black Caps’ opener Martin Guptill was in the news recently for revealing the best and worst day of his cricketing career.
After finishing as the losing side in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final, Martin Guptill posted an emotional message on Instagram saying that the World Cup final was the best and worst day of his life.
“Hard to believe it’s been a week since that incredible Final at Lords. I think it was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life! So many different emotions, but mainly proud to represent New Zealand and play for the @blackcapsnz alongside a great group of mates. Thank you to everyone for all your support, it has been amazing,” Guptill wrote on Instagram.
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Hard to believe it’s been a week since that incredible Final at Lords. I think it was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life! So many different emotions, but mainly proud to represent New Zealand and play for the @blackcapsnz alongside a great group of mates. Thank you to everyone for all your support, it has been amazing. 🇳🇿
In one more post, Guptill went on to thank his family members for always being with him in tough times.
“I couldn’t have been more proud to have my 2 best supporters with me for the ride. @lauramcgoldrick13 you are my rock. Thank you and Harley for being there through the good times and the tough. Love my girls more than anything,” Guptill posted.
The thrilling final encounter between New Zealand and England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14 turned out to be a disappointing one for New Zealand as England won the world cup on the basis of boundary count rule after regular over and super over ended in a tie.
Meanwhile, former ICC Elite umpire Simon Taufel after watching the final added that there was a judgement error by the on-field umpires and clearly said that six runs should not have been awarded to England.
“There was a judgment error on the overthrow. The judgment error was the timing of when the fielder threw the ball. The act of the overthrow starts when the fielder releases the ball. That’s the act. It becomes an overthrow from the instant of the throw,” Taufel had said.
Many former cricketers launched a scathing attack on ICC for deciding the World Cup winner based on boundary count rule.