After failing to lift the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy 2019 despite getting the closest to it, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill posted an emotional message on his Instagram account. He stated that the World Cup final was both the best as well as the 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,” the Kiwi cricketer wrote.
In a different post, he thanked his family members for always being with him irrespective of success or failure.
“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,” the right-handed batsman posted.
Notably, the final between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on 14 July witnessed a thrilling encounter in which the teams went head to head even after the super over concluded.
The scores of both the teams were tied after the quota of 50 overs and even in the super over that followed.
As the Kiwis needed just nine to win off three balls, Stokes hit the ball to deep midwicket and came running back for the second run as he had to retain the strike at any cost.
Meanwhile, Guptill, who was guarding the boundary, came running to collect and throw the ball at the keeper’s end. However, Guptill’s throw deflected of Stokes’ bat and went for a boundary. England were awarded six runs which changed the course of the match.