Indian fans lash out at ICC rules post World Cup final
: Post England's historic first-time win at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, multiple Indian supporters of the New Zealand team expressed their disappointment with the ICC rules.
As per ICC's rules, Team England became the world champions as they had hit more boundaries during the match -- 17 for New Zealand and 26 for the hosts. This came after both the teams scored 15 runs each in the super over - since England had more boundaries to their name, they won the match which didn't go down well with fans supporting New Zealand team, including many India fans. Many celebrities and sportsmen took to Twitter and slammed the ICC's rules.
Author Chetan Bhagat tweeted:
Teacher: England is first— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 15, 2019
NZ: but I had the same marks.
Teacher: But see he answered a 4-mark question, and u answered two 2-mark questions. So, he's the winner.
NZ: What the... #ICCRules
Cricketer Mohammed Kaif was disappointed too:
Difficult to digest this more boundary rule. Something like sudden death- continuous super overs till a result is a better solution. Understand, wanting a definite winner but sharing a trophy is better than deciding on more boundaries. Very tough on New Zealand. #EngVsNZ— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 14, 2019
Mirroring his sentiments was Bret Lee:
Congratulations to England!— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 14, 2019
Commiserations New Zealand.
I've got to say that it's a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change.
As per millennial tradition, the incident gave birth to many memes: