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Despite losing the Cricket World Cup, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson garnered massive appreciations and warmth from the millions of cricketing fans around the world. Eoin Morgan, England’s captain, has lifted the World Cup trophy however it was Kane Williamson who ruled the hearts of people on social media.
Social media flourished with messages of appreciation and support for skipper Kane Williamson and the Black Caps. The netizens took to twitter in large number to express their love and support for the Black Caps who ardently fought for the title.
Most of the Asian fans cheered for New Zealand. After a draw on the match, coincidently the super over also tied, and England lifted the trophy on the number of hitting more boundaries, fans were dejected when the Black Caps could not clinch the title despite putting up an equal fight. The cricketing fans around the world witnessed an unprecedented nail-biting contest between the two teams on Sunday. The players of both the teams played with their blood and sweat to win the title.
Jacinda Ardern praised the Black Caps for their remarkable performance and promised to give a huge welcome to the players on their arrival irrespective of the final outcome of the match.
Some called Kane Williamson a ‘champion’ while others called him a ‘true legend’. Many netizens said the Cricket World Cup final 2019 would be remembered for years to come.
Meanwhile, Kane Williamson got the ‘Man of the Tournament’ trophy. The charismatic New Zealand captain was seen bucking up his teammates after an unfathomable defeat on Sunday. People on social media also congratulated the International Cricket Council for conducting a successful cricket tournament. Williamson maintained his poise, spirit, and calmness despite the brutal runner-up finish.
— Kane Williamson (@NotNossy) July 15, 2019
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern praised the Black Caps for their remarkable performance and promised to give a huge welcome to the players on their arrival irrespective of the final outcome of the match.
Ms. Ardern said, “I think probably like a lot of New Zealanders I’m still feeling quite traumatized by that match. It was an incredible game, I can’t recall seeing a game like it and I think it will just go down in history for just being a remarkable game of cricket.
“But regardless of that final outcome I just feel incredibly proud of the Black Caps and I hope every New Zealander does because they played remarkable cricket across the course of that tournament, and they certainly did in that last match.”
Ms. Ardern wants a ‘Heroes’ welcome’ for the New Zealand cricketers
“We really would like to honor them, not only for their superb skills but also for their sportsmanship and the graciousness with which they accepted that loss.” she added.
“Of course, they’ve been away for some time and just whether or not they’ll all be in one place when they arrive… there are a few conversations to be had but there have been some phone calls already.”, said Ms. Ardern.
Kane Williamson was chosen as the captain of the World XI team selected by the International Cricket Council.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 15, 2019
Honestly speaking @ICC has made cricket such a batsmen game and wickets really don’t matter. Its all about the batsmen scores & the wickets are treated like the lower caste. If there was equality between bowling and batting .. New Zealand would be a winner today @cricketworldcup
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 14, 2019
New Zealand were the rightful winners. Classic case of tough luck and being on the wrong end of the cricketing rules. Nonetheless, what a game of cricket that was! Got to feel for #KaneWilliamson. Easily one of the best cricketers of our times! #ICCWorldCup2019 #ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/HfUNhdAGnp
— Bilal Siddiqi (@BilalS158) July 14, 2019
What a player
What a batsman
More than a captain..Leader
He will be remembered in the History of Cricket and NewZealand
— Crux (@iTanzeelRana) July 15, 2019
Players like #KaneWilliamson are the one who in true sense upheld the cricket's Gentleman spirit…
Newzealand might have loss the match but u have won lots of hearts
U are a true champion #CWC19Final pic.twitter.com/ruLJ2OBJ7F
— Shantanu Kumar Rai 🇮🇳 (@iamshantanu_rai) July 15, 2019
A game that ebbed and flowed from the 1st ball to the 612th!
Feel for New Zealand 🇳🇿 who did everything that England 🏴 did and still fell short.
Congratulations to England.#CWC19 #NZvENG @ECB_cricket @BLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/FlEJb0NfId
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 14, 2019
— India TV (@indiatvnews) July 16, 2019
— 100MB (@100MasterBlastr) July 16, 2019
— Morning Report (@NZMorningReport) July 16, 2019
— Ashish Mahra (@its_ashishmehra) July 16, 2019
Kane Williamson has demonstrated how to handle defeat with grace,with all the ifs and buts circulating around and debates on laws & umpiring,the man is all class. Well played NZ. This one might hurt..but be proud of the @BLACKCAPS the way they played! #engvnz
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 15, 2019
I already thought I couldn’t respect Kane Williamson any higher but the bloke has gone to another level. What a absolute champion 🙌🙌🙌
— Chris Lynn (@lynny50) July 15, 2019