Perhaps the most imaginative writer would also not dare to come up with a script as unbelievable as the 2019 World Cup cricket final! What a fairy tale ending!
However when the winner gets decided by the number of boundaries scored in respective innings; it acted not only as a cruel dampener, but also rendered a great injustice to the valiant display of the unsung Kiwis. Barring Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Trent Boult; there are hardly any star in the line up. Yet by virtue of impeccable team spirit and fighting attitude with cool minds, the Kiwis had succeeded in equalling the star-studded English in all departments including the super over in the latter’s own den Lords in the thrilling final! Justice would have been adequately served had both England and New Zealand been declared joint winners. It would have been much better fair and saner ending of the World Cup than the employment of the ridiculous yardstick of boundaries scored to decide on the Champion.
Kajal Chatterjee, Kolkata-114.
What a fairy tale ending!