The 2019 World Cup culminated into a climax that could have never been predicted or even thought about. The England vs New Zealand encounter at Lords offered numerous nail-biting moments punctuated with ups and downs. At last, by the virtue of ICC’s boundary count rule, host-England had all luck going in their favour as they clinched their first World Cup title.
The result of final amazed a lot many cricket supporters worldwide. With this, celebrities took to Twitter to express their discontent and raised questions over this ‘weird’ ICC regulation while former cricketers ridiculed this rule calling it ‘unfair’.
Congratulations to England!— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 14, 2019
Commiserations New Zealand.
I’ve got to say that it’s a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change.
Moreover, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan came up with a hilarious analogy to describe what unfolded in the match.
T 3227 - आपके पास 2000 रूपये, मेरे पास भी 2000 रुपये,— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 15, 2019
आपके पास 2000 का एक नोट, मेरे पास 500 के 4 ...
कौन ज्यादा अमीर???
ICC - जिसके पास 500 के 4 नोट वो ज्यादा रईस.. #Iccrules😂😂🤣🤣
Writer Chetan Bhagat also mocked the ICC Boundary rule, as he tweeted-
Teacher: England is first— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 15, 2019
NZ: but I had the same marks.
Teacher: But see he answered a 4-mark question, and u answered two 2-mark questions. So, he's the winner.
NZ: What the... #ICCRules
Actor Paresh Rawal slammed ICC for focussing on changing MSD’s gloves rather than doing something about the rules which go against the spirit of the game.
Earlier, New Zealand skipper said, “No one lost the final. At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is.”
The 4192nd ODI witnessed was one of the greatest clashes in the history of the One Day International Game. In 11 World Cup editions, the closest victory margin was seven runs by Australia against England in 1987 at Kolkata. Now, England, with the pain of three World Cup final losses and New Zealand, the 2015 final losers, clashed against each other.