Sad moments in cricket in 2019 – There were some moments of sadness in cricket in 2019. These sad moments will be remembered by everyone even as the year goes by in a few days. These moments are so connected with the fans that they will remember it for a longer period of time.
Today we shall look at those moments in cricket which made us cry in 2019 – Sad moments in cricket in 2019
India Vs New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 Semi-Final – The saddest moment for the Indian fans was when India were the favorites to win the 2019 world cup in England. They had defeated teams like Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. But their loss against England in the group stage and the most important loss in the semi-final against New Zealand braked the fans altogether. India bowled well in that match. But in the semi-final stage, they still experimented with the number 4 batting position. In the run chase, the Kiwi pacers blew India’s much trusted top order. Kohli, Rohit, and Rahul were in the pavilion with just 5 runs on the board. Then the management decided to send Karthik, Pant, and Pandya, instead of more experienced players like Dhoni and Jadeja. The partnership between Jaddu and Dhoni took India to a much closer victory but after Jadeja was out, Dhoni couldn’t finish the game and was run out as well. That run out seemed like it was the last ODI match for MS Dhoni. But still, it is not clear whether Dhoni will wear the blue jersey or not.
Sad moments in cricket in 2019
England Vs New Zealand – ICC World Cup 2019 Final – Again, a disappointment for the crore of fans that wanted New Zealand to win this year’s tournament. They were in contention as well and bowled magnificently again. But Ben Strokes played another innings of his life which prevailed England to be the world cup final winners of 2019. Stokes played a special inning which allowed the world cup final to go till the super over. England was also helped by the two official umpires who officiated in the world cup final match. The two umpires gave away 6 runs which led to a super over. The umpires gave favor to the host country when the throw from New Zealand’s Martin Guptill touched the bat of Ben Stokes. That ball went for four. The umpires then consulted each other and gave away 6 runs when it should have been only 5. Due to that, the match went to super over, and the match referees declared England as the winner of the ICC world cup 2019. This decision was taken because of the boundary count. It was a tied super over match but just because England scored more boundaries than New Zealand, the referees decided to declare the hosts – England as the winners. This decision was the saddest thing for New Zealand and the crores of fans who supported the Blackcaps. This decision was criticized by many cricket legends as well.
Sad moments in cricket in 2019
The Retirement of the Legends in 2019 – The last and only thing which will make us sad, is the retirement of our favorite players. Their retirement means that we will not see them on the cricket field again in the future. These players were not only supported by their country fans but by every fan who loves cricket and by those who love to watch them play on the field. These retired players are missed by their teams and by their fans. The likes of Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Hashim Amla, Mohd Amir, Dale Steyn, Ambati Rayudu, Shoaib Mallik, JP Duminy, Johan Botha, Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga, Ajanta Mendis, Chamara Kapugethdara, and many more. These players have a lot of followers who will miss to watch them on the cricket field.