‘Job finished? I don’t think so’: New Zealand’s Jimmy Neesham on not celebrating semifinal win


How New Zealand celebrated the beating wildly England In the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday, versatile player James Nisham quietly recalled the team’s determination to erase past woes by winning the decisive match.

Nisham, who scored 27 rounds with 11 goals to help them advance to their first T20 world final, sat with crossed arms and a sphinx-like expression as teammates jumped to their feet and kicked the air after the victory was sealed. with five wickets.

A photo of that moment went viral on social media and Nisham retweeted it with the caption, “Is the job finished? I do not think so “.

Long after players and officials left the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Nisham was still sitting on the sidelines, staring into space.

Team coach Luc Ronchi was impressed with his restraint.

“It’s always nice to win the semi-finals and get to the finals, isn’t it?” he told reporters. “But all that means you have one more game left.”

New Zealand will face Australia or Pakistan later on Thursday in Sunday’s final.

For a country with a population of 5 million, black caps have been playing cricket for a long time and won the first World Testing Championship in June by winning. Virat KoliIndia.

However, success in the biggest short-format cricket competitions proved elusive.

New Zealand reached the final of the last two World Cup events with over 50 participation, losing to England for technical reasons in the 2019 classic, four years after Australia lost in the 2015 decisive match.

After losing the 2019 finals by counting boundaries as from this abandoned method of defining a champion after a Super Over draw, Nisham captured New Zealand’s grief in 2019 on Twitter, saying, “Kids, don’t exercise. Grab baked goods or something. Die at 60, really fat and happy. “

Two years later, New Zealand and Nisham had another chance of redemption.


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