England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended.
On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy. The Kiwis missed their chance of lifting the World Cup trophy at the Lord’s balcony due to inferior boundary count after both the 50 overs and the Super Over ended in ties.
“I don’t think it’s fair to have a result like that when there’s very little between the sides,” Morgan told The Times. “I don’t think there was one moment that you could say that actually cost the game there. It was quite balanced.”
The method of finding the winner of the summit clash of the mega event has come under severe criticism, whereas New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was hailed for the way he handled the defeat.
Meanwhile, Morgan also admitted that he is struggling to make sense of what happened in the final.
“I’m black and white. I’m normally going: ‘I know. I was there, that happened.’ (But) I can’t stick my finger on where the game was won and lost. I’m not sure winning it makes it any easier. It would be more difficult to lose, of course,” he said.
“There’s no defining moment that you’d say: ‘Yes, we thoroughly deserved it.’ It’s just been crazy.”
The 32-year-old, however, agreed that the final was probably the greatest ever cricket match. “By a long way. I can’t think of a game that’s come close. Madness. I should be cheery about it, shouldn’t I?” he said.
(With inputs from IANS)