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 fairytale ending!
However, when the winner gets decided by the number of boundaries scored in respective innings, it acts not only as a cruel dampener but also renders a great injustice to the valiant display of the unsung Kiwis. Barring Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Trent Boult, there are hardly any stars in the lineup. Yet, by virtue of impeccable team spirit and fighting attitude with cool minds, the Kiwis succeeded in equalling the star-studded English team in all the 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 a much better, fairer and saner ending to the World Cup than the employment of the ridiculous yardstick of boundaries scored to decide on the champion.