The England Cricket team skipper Eoin Morgan like rest of the cricket World has said about the ending of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final and has said that it is not fair to have a result like that when there’s very little between the sides.
With England’s gameplan predominantly based on attacking cricket, they had outscored New Zealand in terms of the boundaries hit and that eventually handed them the title. “I’m black and white. I’m normally going: ‘I know. I was there, that happened’ (but) I can’t stick my finger on where the game was won and lost,” Morgan admitted to The Times.
“I don’t think it’s fair to have a result like that when there’s very little between the sides. I don’t think there was one moment that you could say: ‘That actually cost the game there.’ It was quite balanced.”
Admitting that it was the greatest ever cricket match, Morgan said that the lack of a game changing moment made it hard for him to come to terms with what unfolded in the final. “I’m not sure winning it makes it any easier,” he pointed out. “A little bit [troubled], because there’s no defining moment that you’d say: ‘Yes, we thoroughly deserved it.’ It’s just been crazy.”
Much like Morgan, the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson too has been struggling to point out one particular moment that cost his side the title. “I spoke to Kane over the last couple of days on numerous occasions and none of us has come up with a rational explanation as to the various times we gave them the game and they gave it back to us,” he said. “Like me, he can’t get his head around everything.”
On his own future as the England captain, Morgan hinted that he might have to take a tough call with the next World Cup only scheduled in 2023. “It’s a huge commitment to go for another four years or even next year, particularly with the injury I had coming through this tournament, he said. “You can’t lead a team and commit to something if you’re constantly worried about your back falling out. It will be a difficult decision.”
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