Some great person has said :
“Nice Guys don’t always finish last.”
That’s the proverb which kept trending yesterday after New Zealand’s victory over India in the World Test Championship Final.
New Zealand have finally won their first ICC title after 21 years beating India in the World Test Championship Final by eight wickets.
World Cup 2015 – Lost in Final.
World Cup 2019 – Again lost in final.
But this time New Zealand didn’t come with and Underdogs tag. Right from the day one, they were the favorites.
Eventually, they proved why they’re rated so high by all the cricket Pandits.
Their victory will always be remembered as victory of hard work over talent & skills.
New Zealand is one team which focuses a lot on patience, plans and temperament.
They never ever had as many match winners as India, England or Australia have.
But they are just too good with making strategies and then implementing them really well in the pressure games.
They did the same against India in the Semi Final of World Cup 2019 as well where they beat them despite posting a mediocre total.
However, they couldn’t go over the line in the final against England where despite getting a tie and doing well in super over they couldn’t lift the trophy.
Two years since then, and they finally lift an ICC Trophy after 21 years in the same country where they missed it by inches.
New Zealand, is a team that relies on each and every individual to contribute rather than getting 2-3 heroic performance. They did the same in this game as well.
Their pace attack was lethal. Southee, Boult and Wagner were right up to the mark.
But one guy who was the difference among the two teams was Kyle Jamieson. He got crucial wickets in both the innings and eventually got rid of his RCB captain Virat Kohli in both the innings.
7 wickets and a handy knock with the bat allowed him to be the Man of the Match in this ultimate test.
Despite not being a dangerous batting line up, Kiwi batsmen posted good total in the first innings and chased the target quite comfortably in the second innings.
The ever consistent Kane Williamson was good with the bat and made sure there was no turbulence in the chase.
Kane Williamson and his men have earned a lot of respect globally for the way they play and the kind of sportsman spirit they always show.
Indian Team fans were definitely left heartbroken after the loss, but we all enjoyed Kiwis getting the WTC trophy and that’s the kind of image this kiwi team have created.
They are certainly loved by cricket fans all over the world.
So, what are your thoughts on the inaugural edition of World Test Championship.
Do tell me in the comment section…
You guys can also connect with me on Instagram.
Get some amazing deals while purchasing from my website on Amazon!!!