Virender Sehwag calls World Cup final a tie, Michael Vaughan responds

Sehwag took to Twitter praising New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson's spirit and calmness despite the result.

Published: 17th July 2019 10:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2019 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

Virender Sehwag(L) and Michael Vaughan. (File Photo)

By Online Desk

England won their maiden World Cup title on boundary count after the 50-over match and the Super Over ended in a tie. The ICC rule that counts the number of boundaries hit by both the teams in 51 overs of batting came under attack by many cricketers with former Indian opener Virender Sehwag calling it a tie. 

Sehwag took to Twitter praising New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson's spirit and calmness despite the result. "New Zealand had many fans in India and today they have won many more, by their calmness and spirit. Kane Williamson, smiling after the tie. Beautiful to see #CWC19Final," he wrote.

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The tweet claiming the match to be a tie wasn't taken well by former England captain Michael Vaughan and he responded to Sehwag by accepting Kane was a great ambassador for the game, but said that the game wasn't tied. 

"I agree on Viru .. Great ambassador for the game .. But 1 thing .. It wasn’t a tie in the end !!", he wrote.

With the win, England became the sixth team in the world to lift the coveted trophy.


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    Hearty Congratulations to England Team for winning their maiden World Cup by 0 Runs and 0 Wickets with the help of a stupid rule and even more stupid umpiring..
    3 years ago reply
  • Karanth

    Since game is followed the rules laid down before start of the world cup it has to be respected.Any modification of rules can be considered for next world cup
    3 years ago reply
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