New Zealand’s cherished all-rounder cricketer James Neesham also known as Jimmy Neesham made his fans proud once again after their match came to an end at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Well, the results were in their favor as the cricketer played a quickfire knock of 27 off 11 balls. It led New Zealand to win the T20 World Cup final appearance.
The player was seen batting in a tricky situation as the team needed 60 to win from 29 balls against a formidable England attack. Soon after, we fans got to see a role in New Zealand’s five-wicket win over Eoin Morgan and co in the first semi-final. It is a fact Neesham brought New Zealand close to winning the match, but he failed to finish the task as Daryl Mitchel (72* off 47) hit the winning runs. It led their team to complete the 167-run chase with an over to spare.
Just after they won the whole team of New Zealand was seen celebrating their win as they jumped in excitement. Well, the thing that caught the attention was Neesham, who sat with no reaction on his face. His teammates jumped into celebration mode but he was ice cold. That particular photo of Neesham went viral as the 31-year-old player’s reaction got much thinking. Being an avid Twitter user, he posted on the platform, responding to his fans’ doubts, clearing them.
He stated his point of view from the T20 World Cup and spoke to New Zealand’s in-house media team. While speaking to New Zealand Cricket media, the all-rounder said that it was a bit too early to celebrate and would like to go bigger if the team lifts the trophy. He further stated, “It’s a situation worthy of celebrating I guess – winning a semi-final – but you don’t come halfway around the world just to win a semi-final.”
Neesham then added “We’ve got our sights pretty firmly set on the game in a few days…I’m personally, and we as a team, are not getting ahead of ourselves. One game to go and I’m sure there will be a bigger outpouring of emotion if we manage to get across the line,” while sharing his views on the match, played between Australia and New Zealand at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
Listening to his side of explanation and point of view, social media users were amazed and are now supporting the team much more so that they go ahead and get the trophy that the team deserves for their hard work. Well, fans were very happy for them as they won the match and are now looking eagerly forward to the upcoming matches scheduled.