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15/07/2019 11:42 AM IST

'SHUT UP!!! You All Were Amazing': Twitter After Jimmy Neesham Tells Kids Not To Take Up Sport

The World Cup trophy was decided by the number of boundaries scored as both England and New Zealand ended tied in the Super Over as well.

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“Don’t take up sport,” New Zealand’s all-rounder Jimmy Neesham advised kids after the World Cup final loss to England

“Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy,” a disappointed Neesham tweeted.

“That hurts. Hopefully there’s a day or two over the next decade where I don’t think about that last half hour. Congratulations @ECB_cricket, well deserved,” he added.

The 2019 Cricket World Cup final went onto the Super Over after the two teams finished tied in regulation 50 overs on Sunday night.

The trophy, however, was decided by the number of boundaries scored as both England and New Zealand ended tied in the Super Over as well. England were chasing 242 and had more boundaries than New Zealand in the final count.

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Neesham picked up three wickets in Sunday’s game. The 28-year-old, who came out to bat for New Zealand in the super over, apologised to the fans for not delivering what would have been New Zealand’s maiden World Cup triumph.

“Thank you to all the supporters that came out today. We could hear you the whole way. Sorry we couldn’t deliver what you so badly wanted,” he said.

Twitter could not help reminding Neesham that New Zealand “played like champs”. 

(With PTI inputs)