ICC World Cup Championship had quite a nail-biting ending. New Zealand and England battled it out in the final match of the tournament that would decide the fate of the trophy and who it goes to. The match was rather entertaining interesting and left fans in the stadium as well as those streaming it live with an adrenaline rush. Both the teams gave it their best with little help from luck (or missed-calculation) and the outcome was a Super Over!
Fans binged on the day-long match, supporting their favourite teams and stress-eating junk food. After going neck to neck, Team England was deemed as the winner but it wasn’t due to higher runs as freakishly, both the teams scored the same runs in the Super Over as well. England received an edge over New Zealand because of an ancient ICC rule. Yes The Rule! Team England has scored a total of 26 boundaries as opposed to New Zealand’s 17. Netizens couldn’t digest the fact that neither the scoreboard nor the Super Over and not even their performances throughout that became a deciding factor but a mere technicality. Upset with ICC and its problematic rules, cricket enthusiasts took to Twitter to express their dismay and condemn ICC’s rules.
Take a look:
Some rules in cricket definitely needs a serious look in.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 15, 2019
Difficult to digest this more boundary rule. Something like sudden death- continuous super overs till a result is a better solution. Understand, wanting a definite winner but sharing a trophy is better than deciding on more boundaries. Very tough on New Zealand. #EngVsNZ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 14, 2019
I don’t agree with that rule ! But rules are rules congratulations to England on finally winning the World Cup , my heart goes out for the kiwis they fought till the end 😥. Great game an epic final !!!! #CWC19Final
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 14, 2019
Don't understand how the game of such proportions, the #CWC19Final, is finally decided on who scored the most boundaries. A ridiculous rule @ICC. Should have been a tie. I want to congratulate both @BLACKCAPS & @englandcricket on playing out a nail biting Final. Both winners imo.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 14, 2019
Nice work @ICC … you are a joke!!!
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) July 14, 2019
Congratulations to England!
Commiserations New Zealand.
I’ve got to say that it’s a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 14, 2019
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) July 14, 2019
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
What a game of cricket yesterday. Congrats to both teams for putting on a terrific show – full of skill, drama and courage. Feel for NZ as they were outstanding. Well done England. I just wish there was another super over or as many super overs as required to have a clear winner
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) July 15, 2019
The worst performers in this World Cup :
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) July 15, 2019
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) July 15, 2019
— Vinaykumar (@Vinayku50984288) July 15, 2019
— Shamika Ravi (@ShamikaRavi) July 15, 2019
— Shivam Tripathi (@C_vam_Misspell) July 14, 2019
Fully convinced that Thala Dhoni shouldn't retire for now, who knows ICC may start deciding match results by adding up the age of playing eleven. #ICCWorldCup2019
— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) July 15, 2019
— Satyajit (@Satyaji30322170) July 15, 2019
After one month 15 days and 48 matches.
New Zealand🇳🇿 lose the match by zero runs…. and England 🇬🇧 won the #CWC19 on boundary count.
Cricket Fans: pic.twitter.com/T5sspOjZ1S
— Durgansh Dixit🎨🇮🇳 (@DurganshDixit) July 15, 2019
— Shamika Ravi (@ShamikaRavi) July 15, 2019
Why don't wickets could decide the winner? New Zealand took 10 wickets, England took just 8 wickets only. Taking wickets are difficult than hitting boundaries. #ICCRules are also batsmen dominating.
— raghavendra prasad (@prasadraghava) July 15, 2019
— TJ (@IamTarunJoshii) July 15, 2019
— Hindustani bhau fan club🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@nikallaude999) July 15, 2019
Even Gully cricket rules are much better than that of ICC#ICCRules
— Aman Singh (@amansingh4ever) July 15, 2019
Strange that a game that has 5 days matches did not have time to do another super over and decided the World Cup winner by counting boundaries. #ICCRules
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 15, 2019
— Up_Teeeen (@hema_blue99) July 15, 2019
What did you think about the decision taken by ICC?