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Kiwi all-rounder only just getting over Lord's torment

27th August 2019, 15:39 by Simon Barlow

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham says it took him a month to get over the heartache of losing the World Cup on a Super Over.

The Black Caps star was in the middle when England triumphed by the narrowest of margins at Lord's when, after the 50-over final and the Super Over, were tied, the tournament hosts took the trophy on boundary count.

Neesham says he gets constantly reminded about the heartbreaking defeat at the home of cricket.

"People are definitely comfortable talking about it," Neesham told Radio Sport Breakfast.

"That was never a problem. People were comfortable talking about it about four hours after it finished. It took me probably a month to sort of get over it and be able to joke about it.

"It's one of those things, you sort of wake up the next morning and you look at the ceiling and you sort of go 'I can't believe that actually happened' and then you do that the next morning and then you do that for about four weeks and eventually you get a bit sick of waking up like that. You sort of go off and move on."

The 28-year-old famously took to Twitter to jokingly warn kids from taking up a sport because of the emotional agony it can cause.

"Kids, don't take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy," he wrote just hours after the final.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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