It took me a month to forget the World Cup final: Neesham
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham insisted that he is ready to get haunted about the World Cup final for years to come.
It’s needless to say that the World Cup final of 2019 was arguably the best ODI of all time. While it ended as a match to remember for the hosts England, it turned out to be a nightmare to forget for the Blackcaps as were only inches away to lift their first-ever World Cup.
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who was part of the historical final and batted in the super over revealed that it took him a month to forget about the heartbreak. However, he also insisted that he is ready to get remembered about this final for a lifetime.
“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 get over it and be able to joke about it.”
“t’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 said.
Neesham just played for Edmonton Royals in Global T20 Canada as he was left out of the tour of Sri Lanka, where New Zealand play two Tests and three T20Is.